Arthur N. Popper, Editor

Fall Issue 

We try to have wide-ranging content in Acoustics Today (AT), with the goal of having material that all members of the Acoustical Society of America (ASA) will find interesting, and from which they might learn about interesting things outside of their specialized areas. This issue is no different both in terms of species (fishes, humans, insects) and topics covered, although the brain is a part of several of the articles.

Past issues of AT have covered sound production mechanisms in many species (see but never in fishes. In our first article, Michael L. Fine and Eric Parmentier write about this fish sound production. Interestingly, acoustic communication arose early in the evolution of fishes (and thus of vertebrates). While many readers are familiar with sound production mechanisms that involve the movement of air (e.g., in mammals), the mechanisms involved in fish sound production are fascinating and quite different, and often involve a variety of different body parts.

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From the Editor
From the President

Featured Articles

Fish Sound Production – The Swim Bladder – Michael L. Fine and Eric Parmentier

Speech, Rhythm, and the Brain – Steven Greenberg

Pitch Perception in a Developing Auditory Brain – Bonnie K. Lau

How Our Brains Make Sense of Noisy Speech – Jonathan E. Peelle and Arthur Wingfield

Biotremology-Tapping into the World of Substrate-Borne Waves – Louise Roberts and Kyle Wickings

Guitar Sounds – From Wood Vibrations to a Mini Power Plant – Jesús Alejandro Torres

Sound Perspectives

Recent Acoustical Society of America Awards and Prizes

Conversation with a Colleague – Andone Lavery 

Sounds Like Research- Graduate Student Stories – Megan S. Anderson, Zane Rusk, Colby Cushing, Lucy Ruoqian Cheng, Hilary Kates Varghese, Mark Langhirt, and Elizabeth Weidner

High-School Students Win ASA Awards at the International Science and Engineering Fair – Laurie M. Heller

Online Education Tools- Effective Practices from DOSITS – Kathleen J. Vigness-Raposa, Holly Morin, Christopher Knowlton, and Gail Scowcroft


Armin Kohlrausch, 1953–2022
Sam H. Ridgway, 1936–2022
Sigfrid D. Soli, 1946–2022