Newswise — WASHINGTON, D.C., June 16, 2017 -- Science promises to sound more exciting than ever at this year’s joint Acoustical Society of America and European Acoustics Association meeting. Presenters will reveal the latest in acoustics research with insight into topics such as human echolocation, how to adapt audio to virtual reality, how runners deal with the vibrations that propagate through their bodies, the ways ultrasound can help cross the blood-brain barrier, as well as much more.

The meeting will be held June 25-29, 2017, at the John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center in Boston, Massachusetts. Over 2,000 abstracts were submitted for the meeting dealing with sound and its applications in physics, engineering, medicine, linguistics, psychology, ecology and much more. Reporters are invited to attend in person for free (please see details below).

Journalists may also remotely access meeting information with ASA’s World Wide Press Room, which will go live once the meeting begins, and host the latest press releases as well as approximately 30 lay language articles about work to be presented. Live media webcasts featuring a selection of newsworthy research will take place Monday, June 26 and Tuesday, June 27. Time and topics will be announced soon.

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In the coming weeks, ASA’s World Wide Press Room will be updated with additional tips on dozens of newsworthy stories and with lay-language papers, which are 300-800 word summaries of presentations written by scientists for a general audience and accompanied by photos, audio, and video. You can visit the site during the meeting at


We will grant free registration to credentialed journalists and professional freelance journalists. If you are a reporter and would like to attend, contact Emilie Lorditch ([email protected]) or Julia Majors ([email protected]) at AIP Media 301-209-3090. For urgent requests, staff at [email protected] can also help with setting up interviews and obtaining images, sound clips or background information. 


A press briefing featuring will be webcast live from the conference Monday, June 26, 2017 in the afternoon and Tuesday, June 27, 2017 in the morning in room 111 of the John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center in Boston, Massachusetts.
Register at to watch the live webcast. The schedule will be posted here as soon as it is available. 


The Acoustical Society of America (ASA) is the premier international scientific society in acoustics devoted to the science and technology of sound. Its 7,000 members worldwide represent a broad spectrum of the study of acoustics. ASA publications include The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America (the world's leading journal on acoustics), Acoustics Today magazine, books, and standards on acoustics. The society also holds two major scientific meetings each year. For more information about ASA, visit our website at


The European Acoustics Association (EAA) is a non-profit entity established in 1992 that includes in its membership societies predominantly in European countries interested in to promote development and progress of acoustics in its different aspects, its technologies and applications. EAA gathers 33 societies of acoustics and serves public citizens and more than 9000 individual members all over Europe with yearly events as well as scientific conferences and publications such as Acta Acustica united with Acustica and Acoustics in Practice. The European Acoustics Association (EAA) is an Affiliate Member of the International Commission for Acoustics (ICA) and of Initiative of Science in Europe (ISE):