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.)

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)


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 through its members noise control 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 Per V. Brüel

INCE/USA offers warm regards to Per V. Brüel in celebration of his 100th birthday and in appreciation for his tremendous contributions to the fields of acoustical measurements, instrumentation, and noise control. The big day was March 6.  




Department of Labor Notice

The US Department of Labor is reviewing existing regulations to ensure that any rules that may be out of date, ineffective, insufficient, or excessively burdensome are addressed and for potential opportunities to modify, streamline, expand, or even repeal rules based on what have been learned.  A web site has been set up for individuals to post their input by March 18, 2015.  The website is:

A number of questions are being addressed, click on the title to get all the details.

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.


Upcoming INCE Awards and Honors for 2015

For 2015 the Institute of Noise Control Engineering (INCE/USA) and the INCE Foundation will be accepting nominations for three major awards: the INCE Excellence in Noise Control Engineering Award, the Martin Hirschorn IAC Prize – Student Project Award and the INCE Outstanding Educator Award. All of the awards would be presented at the upcoming INTERNOISE 2015 meeting in San Francisco, California, in August of this year. This email serves as an invitation to nominate exceptional projects, processes and/or products, outstanding educators and/or submit an applicable student project for these awards, respectively. A brief summary for each of the awards, including submission/nomination deadlines, is provided below.

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.

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