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A Publication of the Acoustical Society of America
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7 From the Executive Director
Featured Articles
10 Acoustical Measurements with Smartphones: Possibilities and Limitations
– by Benjamin M. Faber
A smartphone-based sound level meter or analyzer may or may not replace your expen- sive, precision instruments.
18 What To Do About Environmental Noise? – by Enda Murphy
The evidence linking environmental noise to negative human health outcomes is increasing. As a pollution problem, is it taken seriously?
26 Insect Bioacoustics – by Gerald S. Pollack
Despite being small, acoustical specializations allow insects to produce, detect, and localize sound for communication, predator detection, and host localization.
35 Terrestrial, Semiaquatic, and Fully Aquatic Mammal Sound Production Mechanisms
– by Joy S. Reidenberg
Aquatic mammals generate sound underwater but use air-driven systems derived from ter- restrial ancestors. How do they do it without drowning?
44 Marine Mammal Acoustic Behavior – by Peter L. Tyack
Marine mammals exploited acoustic proper- ties of the ocean for tens of millions of years before human acousticians.
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52 The Need for Speed – by James F. Lynch and Adrian KC Lee
56 ASA Education and Outreach Program – by L. Keeta Jones
58 Women in Acoustics: Honoring Some of Our Heroes – by Lauren M. Ronsse and
Tracianne B. Neilsen
62 The Shape of the ASA: Similarity Relationships Among the Acoustical
Society’s Technical Areas – by Kenneth J. de Jong and Terrin Tamati
65 Technical Committee Report:
Animal Bioacoustics – by Christine Erbe and Micheal L. Dent
8 Foundation Report – by Carl Rosenberg
68 ASA Press Book Announcements
• Understanding Acoustics - by Steven L. Garrett • Acoustics of the Seabed as a Poroelastic
Medium - by Nicholas P. Chotiros
70-71 Obituaries
Chester M. McKinney | 1920-2017
William N. Tavolga | 1922-2017 72 Classifieds, Business Directory,
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About The Cover
The cover image depicts acoustic anatomy of two marine mammals, humpback whale and dolphin, focusing on air spaces and tissues involved in sound generation and modification (blue = path of airflow in upper respiratory tract; red = larynx, laryngeal sac, nasal sacs; yellow = phonic lips and melon). This cover is part of a series of compara- tive anatomy illustrations from the article, Ter- restrial, Semiaquatic, and Fully Aquatic Mammal Sound Production Mechanisms, by Joy S. Re- idenberg, found on pgs. 35-43 of this issue. Printed with permission from © 2017 Mount Sinai Health System. Illustrated by Christopher M. Smith.

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