COVID-19 Pandemic Acoustic Effects
The COVID-19 pandemic has been a global event affecting all aspects of human life and society, including acoustic aspects. In this Special Issue on COVID-19 and acoustics, we present forty-eight papers discussing the acoustical impacts of the pandemic and how we deal with it. The papers are divided into seven categories which include: physical masking and speech production, speech perception, noise, the underwater soundscape, the urban soundscape, pathogen transmissibility, and medical diagnosis.
Guest Editors: James F. Lynch and Charles C. Church
Image credit: Figure 1 from "Real-time observations of the impact of COVID-19 on underwater noise," J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 147, 3390 (2020); https://doi.org/10.1121/10.0001271.