AT Collections – Remote Sensing

AT Collections – Remote Sensing​ Remote sensing is an essential tool for measuring the soundscapes of our planet and beyond. From nuclear test monitoring to  measuring the shrinking ice fields at the poles, to determining the effects of anthropogenic noise on marine...

AT Collections – Acoustic Metamaterials

AT Collections – Acoustic Metamaterials Acoustic metamaterials manipulate effective material properties influencing wave propagation in a manner not commonly found in nature. Based on the historic foundation of wave propagation in periodic structures, metamaterials...

AT Collections – Policy Making and Acoustics

AT Collections – Policy Making and Acoustics​ Acousticians work in research, teaching, consulting, and myriad other career paths. Few acousticians, however, directly engage with the institutions that determine governmental policy around the world. This collection...

AT Collections – Archeology and Acoustics

AT Collections – Archeology and Acoustics Acoustics has been a major part of the human experience, intentional or otherwise, since the beginning of civilization. From early instruments to ancient amphitheaters and pyramids, which have recently been viewed through the...

AT Collections – Speech disorders

Speech disorders AT Collections – Speech disorders Speech is so innately human that people seldom pay attention to it, until they encounter speech disorders.  Speech disorders can occur due to changes in the larynx or vocal tract, speech motor control, or decline in...

AT – Collections: Language variations, dialects, and accents

Language variations, dialects, and accents AT Collections –​ Language Variations, Dialects, and Accents Speech communication is inherently variable, from the many languages used in the world, to different dialects and accents within a same language.  This collection...

Beaked Whales MultiMedia

https://acousticstoday.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/Ketten-fig-4b-video-onlinevideoconverter.com_.mp4 Figure 4b. The 3D reconstruction from CT scans of the head of a stranded male Blainville’s beaked whale shows the skin surface (translucent) and the characteristic...

Acoustics of the Human Voice

Acoustics of the Human Voice AT Collections – Acoustics of the Human Voice​ Humans are exquisitely sensitive to variations in human voice: from recognizing the emotional state of a loved one, to distinguishing subtle regional accents, to preferring the musical...

History of Acoustics

History of Acoustics AT Collections – History of Acoustics​ Acoustic Today Articles about the history of some aspect of acoustics. Only articles whose primary goal was to describe the history of a topic (not individuals) in acoustics are listed. (prepared by William...

Spring 2022

To view or download the full issue, click the cover image. To read an individual article, click its title. From the EditorFrom the President Featured Articles Speech Synthesis: Toward a “Voice” for All – H. Timothy BunnellHuman Hearing in the Underwater...

Acoustic Wave Propagation in Random Media

Acoustic Wave Propagation in Random Media AT Collections – Acoustic Wave Propagation in Random Media ​ Many media through which sound waves propagate have a complex and dynamic structure; such media are commonly modeled as random. This approach gives rise to the field...

Student Activities (including Student Council)

AT Collections – Student Activities (including Student Council) Students are an integral part of the Acoustical Society of America. The items in this collection discuss the wide range of activities that the Student Council engages in. Student Activities (including...

AT Collections – Sonic Boom Noise

  AT Collections – Sonic Boom Noise   The lure of faster speeds and reduced travel time for commercial flights may come to fruition soon with advances in low-boom technology.  The Concorde’s last flight in 2003 ended the first era in supersonic commercial...

AT Collections – Human Psychoacoustics

AT Collections – Human Psychoacoustics ​ Human hearing is of great interest. The articles in this collection focus on measuring human hearing using psychoacoustical methods.  The intent is to learn about what and how humans hear. A subset of these articles focus on...

AT Collections – Science Communication

AT Collections – Science Communication​ STEM professionals are accustomed to communicating their research and activities to peers. However, the standard conference or lecture approach for communicating usually is not the best way to educate someone with little to no...

AT Collections – Computation and Acoustics

AT Collections – Computation and Acoustics​ Computational methods play a prominent role in all areas of acoustical research. They are used, for example, to model sound waves propagating in complex environments and interactions between sound waves and vibrating...

AT Collections – Noise Effect and Criteria – Acoustical Standards

AT Collections – Noise Effect and Criteria – Acoustical Standards​ Acoustics touches a wide range of our lives and the world.  Occupational and recreational noise exposure is the primary cause of hearing loss among humans.  Terrestrial and aquatic animals are affected...

AT Collections – Underwater Sound – Methods

AT Collections – Underwater Sound – Methods AT Collections – Underwater Sound – Methods read more Twenty-Thousand Leagues Under the Sea- Recording Earthquakes with Autonomous Floats – Frederik J. Simons, Joel D. Simon, and Sirawich...

AT Collections – Underwater Acoustics

AT Collections – Underwater Acoustics Underwater acoustics is the study of sound in the sea. It encompasses a huge range of topics including the physics of acoustic propagation and the effects of the oceanographic features. the rough surface, the ice canopy in polar...

AT Collections – Women in Acoustics

AT Collections – Women in Acoustics   The articles in this Collection were written by Women in Acoustics members. You can learn more about Women in Acoustics at womeninacoustics.org. Women in Acoustics read more “Listen Up! And Get Involved!” by Tracianne B....

AT Collections – Acoustics in Space

AT Collections – Acoustics in Space They say no one can hear you scream in space, but is it true? On Earth we think of sound as vibrations traveling through air or water, and the same is true of other planets, except that the ‘air’ and ‘water’ might be replaced by...

Zhang Media

https://acousticstoday.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Multimedia1-1.mp4 Multimedia1: Vocal fold vibration during normal phonation from a top view.  An important feature of normal phonation is that the glottis remains closed for a considerable duration within one cycle...

AT Collections – Acousticians of Note

AT Collections – Acousticians of Note Over the years, Acoustics Today has had articles that focus on the careers of ASA members and others who have made very substantial contributions to acoustics.  We look forward to adding to this list over the next few years....

AT Collections – Ask an Acoustician

AT Collections – Ask an Acoustician Ask an Acoustician is a set of interviews of ASA Members about their careers. Dr. Micheal Dent, Acoustics Today Associate Editor, conducted each of the interviews and edited the material for clarity. In these interviews, we asked...

Kent L. Gee

2021:summer:Ask an Acoustician: Kent L. Gee - interviewed by Michael L....

AT Collections – Soundscapes – Environmental Sound

AT Collections – Soundscape Environmental Sound The world around us is filled with sound. While humans and other animals are well adapted to deal with natural sounds, there is growing concern that the sounds around humans and animals are changing in a noisier world,...

AT Collections – Anthropogenic Sound & Animals

AT Collections – Anthropogenic Sound & Animals Just as human generated (anthropogenic) sound can affect the health and behavior of humans, anthropogenic sounds can affect the lives of other species from insects to mammals. The potential effects include impairment...

AT Collections – Biomedical Acoustics of Ultrasound

AT Collections – Biomedical Acoustics of Ultrasound   High frequency sound is used in the diagnosis of medical conditions and in treating medical issues. Indeed, its use is increasing and many members of the Acoustical Society of America (ASA) are engaged in the...

AT Collections – Acoustical Standards

AT Collections – Acoustical Standards Acoustical standards permit interoperability and compatibility, advance scientific discovery, simplify product development, and reduce unnecessary duplication of effort. They also increase productivity and lower costs while...

AT Collections – Concert Hall Acoustics

AT Collections – Concert Hall Acoustics Concert halls are complex structures that have to have excellent acoustics for a wide variety of sounds from a single instrument to a symphony orchestra to a grand opera to a solo singer.  Thus, their design requires a great...

AT Collections – ASA Administrative Committees

AT Collections – ASA Administrative Committees The Acoustical Society has a number of administrative committees that are critical for its function.  These Sound Perspectives essays describe these groups and their function. AT Collections – ASA Administrative...

AT Collections – Technical Committees

AT Collections – Technical Committees The thirteen technical committees of the Acoustical Society of America (ASA) provide the focus for members’ technical interests. The technical committees play an important role in arranging technical sessions for the meetings...

AT Collections – Animal Bioacoustics

AT Collections – Animal Hearing and Sound Production Sound is a very important component of the lives of animals in air and in water. They show amazing diversity in their hearing capabilities, sound receiving structures, and how they use sound. They also show great...

AT Collections – Musical Instrument Design & Acoustics

AT Collections – Musical Instrument Design & Acoustics Musical instruments are very complex devices that have often gone through decades and even centuries of “evolution” to get to the modern design. Every type of instrument is different, and there are fascinating...