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Volume 14 | Issue 4 | Winter 2018
 A Publication of the Acoustical Society of Americ
6 From the Editor
7 From the President
Featured Articles
10 Hearing and Aging Effects on Speech Understanding: Challenges and Solutions – Samira Anderson, Sandra Gordon-Salant, and Judy R. Dubno
Development of effective, evidence-based solutions to overcoming communication barriers imposed by hearing loss is critical in our rapidly aging population.
19 Deep Language Learning – Steven Greenberg How technology enhances language instruction.
28 Archaeoacoustics: Re-Sounding Material Culture – Miriam A. Kolar
Archaeoacoustics probes the dynamical potential of archaeological materials, producing nuanced understandings of sonic communication, and re-sounding silenced places and objects.
38 From Sputnik to SpaceX®: 60 Years of Rocket Launch Acoustics – Caroline P. Lubert
The field of rocket launch noise is 60 years old and has a lot to celebrate!
47 Advancements in Thermophones: Sound Generation from Nanoscopic Heaters – Nathanael Mayo
Researchers adapt solid-state sound-generation techniques discovered shortly after the invention of the telephone.
Sound Perspectives
56 Ask an Acoustician – Sandra Gordon-Salant and Micheal L. Dent
60 ASA Chapters: Form and Function – Kenneth W. Good, Jr., and Jacob M. Mauck
63 Technical Specialty Group Report: Computational Acoustics – D. Keith Wilson
66 ASA at the 2018 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair - Jeffrey Vipperman
69 “ Listen Up! And Get Involved” – Tracianne B. Neilsen and L. Keeta Jones
46 Foundation Report – James H. Miller
72 Obituary - Robert Hickling | 1931-2017
73 ASA Press Book Announcements
Nonlinear Ultrasonic and Vibro-Acoustical Techniques
for Nondestructive Evaluation – Tribikram Kundu Underwater Acoustic Signal Processing: Modeling,
Detection, and Estimation – Douglas A. Abraham
The Science of Musical Sound: Volume 1: Stringed Instruments, Pipe Organs, and the Human Voice
– William R. Bennett, Jr., edited by Andrew C.H. Morrison
Effects of Anthropogenic Noise on Animals – edited by Hans Slabbekoorn, Robert Dooling, Arthur N. Popper, and Richard R. Fay
76 Classifieds, Business Directory, Advertisers Index About The Cover
From “Archaeoacoustics: Re-Sounding Material Culture “ by Miriam A. Kolar. Photography by José L. Cruzado Coronel, for Programa de Inves- tigación Arqueológica y Conservación Chavín de Huántar, of Chavín pututu (Strombus Lobatus galeatus shell horn), currently on display in the Museo Nacional Chavín, Ancash, Perú.
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