Refinery Stack

Noise measurements are made with a high temperature microphone probe inside of a gas turbine exhaust stack at an oil refinery. (HFP Acoustical Consultants)

Arctic Noise Testing

Ambient noise monitoring is conducted on the Arctic ice at –50ºF, with sound measurement instrumentation kept warm inside of an insulated enclosure with a silent propane-powered thermo-electric generator that produces heat and electricity.  This is used to predict the environmental noise impact on native wildlife of a future gas processing plant.  (HFP Acoustical Consultants)

Truck Testing

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


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.


INCE/USA Announces New Business Office

INCE/USA is pleased to announce that the Board of Directors has selected Drohan Management Group (DMG) as the Institute’s new management service. DMG will provide full-service management for INCE/USA, effective November 1, 2014.  DMG is a full-service Association Management Company based in Reston, VA. DMG has been in business for over 20 years, and its executives have over 200 years of combined experience in the association field. DMG has a staff of 40 and manages 20 national and international organizations on both a full-service and project basis.


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 book can be purchased by sending an order form  to  For additional information, please call 317-328-0642.

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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