Truck Testing

A heavy truck undergoing acoustical testing. (Blachford Acoustics Laboratory)

Gas Turbine Exhaust Stack

Near field noise measurements are used in the vicinity of a gas turbine exhaust stack at a gas processing plant. (HFP Acoustical Consultants)

Developing and Earplug

Acentech’s RH Lyon Division developed an in-ear earphone for underwater communications for scuba divers as part of a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project to develop novel applications for advanced transducer material.  (Photo and description courtesy of Acentech.)

INCE-USA

The Institute of Noise Control Engineering of the USA is a non-profit professional organization incorporated in Washington, DC. A primary purpose of the Institute is to promote engineering solutions to environmental, product, machinery, industrial and other noise problems. INCE-USA is a Member Society of the International Institute of Noise Control Engineering, an international consortium of organizations with interests in acoustics and noise control.

Noisy Motorcycles—An Environmental Quality of Life Issue: This extensive noise control report was sponsored by the INCE Foundation and the Noise Control Foundation. The motorcycle noise roundtable was hosted by the NAE at the National Academies Keck Center, in Washington, DC, on October 24, 2012. Stakeholders with a wide range of interests attended and shared opinions and information at the roundtable including representatives of motorcycle manufacturers, rider groups, aftermarket manufacturers, government agencies (federal, state, and local), universities, consultancies, and consumer organizations.  

To read the full report, click HERE 

For an early history of INCE/USA please click HERE.

INCE/USA members have access to two technical publications, the Noise Control Engineering Journal (NCEJ) and Noise/News International (NNI). NCEJ is published bi-monthly, and contains refereed journal articles on all aspects of Noise Control Engineering. NNI is published quarterly by INCE and I-INCE, and includes news on noise control activities around the world, along with general articles on noise issues and policies.The Institute also sponsors the NOISE-CON series of national conferences on noise control engineering, and the INTER-NOISE Congress when held in North America. Practical papers on solving noise control problems, and on noise policies and regulations are presented at the conferences, and the proceedings are available from Atlas Books.INCE/USA Members are professionals in the field of noise control engineering, and many offer consulting services in noise control. Any person interested in or working in noise control may apply for membership in INCE/USA. First year dues are always reduced:

  • New domestic & foreign members: $50 (first year only)
  • Domestic & Foreign members: $115 (annual dues)
  • Student members: Free 

INCE News & Events

Noise-Con 2014 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida - September 7-10, 2014

Mark your calendars to enjoy the beautiful beaches of Fort Lauderdale, Florida the week after Labor Day in 2014 for Noise-Con! 

Location:  Westin Beach Resort & Spa, 321 N. Ft. Lauderdale, Florida  33304  

More Details are available on the NoiseCon 2014 website

Noisy Motorcycles-An Environmental Quality of Life Issue

Noisy Motorcycles—An Environmental Quality of Life Issue: This extensive noise control report was sponsored by the INCE Foundation and the Noise Control Foundation.  The motorcycle noise roundtable was hosted by the NAE at the National Academies Keck Center, in Washington, DC, on October 24, 2012. Stakeholders with a wide range of interests attended and shared opinions and information at the roundtable including representatives of motorcycle manufacturers, rider groups, aftermarket manufacturers, government agencies (federal, state, and local), universities, consultancies, and consumer organizations. 

NNI March Issue Currently Available

The latest issue of Noise News International is available by clicking here

Issues includes features on:

  • Open air acoustics in the workplace
  • Transportation noise and education
  • Preview for NoiseCon 2013
  • Preview for InterNoise 2013 in Innsbruk, Austria
INCE/USA Announces the Leo Beranek Student Medal for Excellence in the Study of Noise Control

This special Medal was established by the Board of Directors of INCE/USA on 2010 October 24 to recognize excellence in the study of noise-control by undergraduate and graduate students at academic institutions in North America that have courses in, or related to, noise-control engineering including practical applications. Visit the award page for further information.

INCE Foundation - 2013 in Review

Gifts from INCE/USA members made it possible for the Foundation to fund both cash awards totaling $17,760 and award engraving during calendar year 2012.  These awards were:

Contact INCE

INCE Business Office
100 E. Washington St.,
Springfield, Illinois, 62701.
Phone: (217) 528-9945
Fax: (283) 654-6545
E-mail: ibo@inceusa.org