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Certain Vibrations

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by Alice Shirrell Kaswell, AIR staff

Here are three hummingly good research reports.

Rolling Thunder

"Visualization of Acoustic Radiation from a Vibrating Bowling Ball," S.F. Wu, N, Rayess, and X. Zhao, Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, vol. 109, no: 6, 2001, pp. 2771-9. (Thanks to Tim Kane for bringing this to our attention.)

Nasal Noise

"Modelling the Reproducibility of Acoustic Rhinometry," M. Nurminen, M. Hytonen, and E. Sala, Statistics in Medicine, vol. 19, no. 2, May 15, 2000, pp. 1179-89. The authors explain that

The design of the... study involved... three replicate measurements of four variates taken from the right and left nasal cavities, altogether 2400 measurements.... In clinical practice, repeated measurements should always be made to attain a reasonable level of reproducibility in acoustic rhinometry.

The Qualities of Mercy

"Voice Source Characteristics in Six Premier Country Singers," J. Sundberg, T.F., R.E. Stone, and J. Iwarsson, Journal of Voice, vol. 13, no. 2, June 1999, pp. 168-84. (Thanks to Susan E. Hauser for bringing this to our attention.)

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