The 21st International Congress on Acoustics

The 21st International Congress on Acoustics will be held 2-7 June 2013 at the Palais des congrès in downtown Montréal. The high standard technical program will include plenary, distinguished, invited, contributed, and poster papers covering all aspects of acoustics. There will be an extensive technical exposition highlighting the latest advances in acoustical products The Congress will be a joint meeting, comprising the 21st ICA, the 165th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, and the 52nd Meeting of the Canadian Acoustical Association.

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Nathan D. Merchant, Philippe Blondel, and D. Tom Dakin et al.
Rising underwater noise levels from shipping have raised concerns regarding chronic impacts to marine fauna. However, there is a lack of consensus over how to average local shipping noise levels for environmental impact assessment. This paper addresses this issue using 110 days of continuous data ... [J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 132,
Andrew Faulkner, Stuart Rosen, and Tim Green
Two experimental groups were trained for 2 h with live or recorded speech that was noise-vocoded and spectrally shifted and was from the same text and talker. These two groups showed equivalent improvements in performance for vocoded and shifted sentences, and the group trained with recorded speec ... [J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 132, EL336 (2012)]
D. Hanumantha Rao Naidu, Sriram Srinivasan, and G. V. Prabhakara Rao
Codebook-based speech enhancement methods that use trained codebooks of speech and noise spectra provide good performance even under non-stationary noise conditions. A drawback, however, is their high computational cost. For every pair of speech and noise codebook vectors, a likelihood score indic ... [J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 132