4aNS1. Noise: Progress report and discussion on the continuing activity of ASA's role in noise and its control.

Session: Thursday Morning, May 16

Time: 11:00

Author: Bennett M. Brooks
Location: Brooks Acoust. Corp., Vernon, CT 06066
Author: T. James DuBois
Location: Acentech, Canoga Park, CA 91303
Author: Robert M. Hoover
Location: Hoover and Keith, Inc., Houston, TX 77082
Author: George C. Maling
Location: Empire State Software, Ltd., Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
Author: Louis C. Sutherl
Location: Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275


A discussion meeting sponsored by TC Noise is being held to review progress on activity underway or proposed. Highlighted will be a summary of an all-day seminar on plant and product noise control, led by Dr. Luc Mongeau, to be presented Friday, May 17 to industrial engineers, designers and planners invited to this outreach effort by ASA. The report will also include an update on hearing testing activity, presentations on noise and acoustics to school classes by task group and other ASA members and the status of a joint proposal by ASA and INCE submitted to the Society of Automotive Engineers to add a noise element to their continuing award-winning series of ``World in Motion'' educational packages to promote science and mathematics literacy for grades 6--8. The report will also include discussion on inadequate acoustic environments in school classrooms and the resulting potential for negative impact on the learning process for children. In discussions with Stanley L. Ehrlich, president-elect of ASA and Dana S. Hougland, chair of TC Architectural Acoustics, Robin M. Towne proposed this topic as worthy of ASA involvement. Thus members of TCAA and other interested persons are also encouraged to attend this session.

from ASA 131st Meeting, Indianapolis, May 1996