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)

Acoustic holography

A standby power generator is shown operating in a hemi-anechoic chamber. The microphones on the robotic fixture scan the generator at precisely spaced intervals to build a holographic grid for analysis. (E-A-R Acoustic Technology Center)

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.)


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.

INCE News & Events

Happy 100th Birthday to Leo Beranek!

Leo BeranekHappy 100th BIRTHDAY to Leo Beranek!

The Big Day was September 15, 2014.

Click here to read a congratulations letter from the INCE/USA President Gordon Ebbitt.

For other letters from many other acoustical organizations from around the world click here.


Euronoise 2015 - TIME TO SUBMIT YOUR ABSTRACT, Maastricht, Netherlands, 31 May – 3 June, 2015

In association with EAA, the Acoustical Society of the Netherlands and the Belgian Acoustical Society invites you to attend Euronoise 2015, the premier international conference on noise and vibration control in 2015. This will be an excellent opportunity for you and your organization to gain valuable exposure to and within the acoustic fraternity.

A 200 word abstract may now be submitted through our website,, where you can select from a list of potential session topics.


The Australian Acoustical Society invites you to attend Inter-Noise 2014 in Melbourne, Australia from 16 – 19 November, 2014. 

Please visit for more information.  

An NCAC Anthology in Noise and Vibration by Laymon Miller

The National Council of Acoustical Consultants is pleased to announce the publication of its first book, An NCAC Anthology in Noise and Vibration by Laymon N. Miller. The book contains some of the late Laymon Miller’s more important papers on acoustics and noise control and is divided in two parts: Part 1 contains 19 papers written between 1957 and 2008 and Part 2 contains most of the 45+ articles written for the NCAC Newsletter between 1996 and 2012.

The following introductory pricing is valid through May 31, 2014.

Single book, NCAC member               $35.95

Single book, non-member                  $39.95

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. 

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