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)

Noisy Motorcycles-An Environmental Quality of Life Issue

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)


The Institute of Noise Control Engineering of the USA

A non-profit professional organization incorporated in Washington, DC.  The 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.

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

INCE News & Events

Paul D. Schomer named recipient of the Acoustical Society of America Distinguished Service Citation
Paul SchomerMelville (NY), 8 October 2015—Paul D. Schomer, Owner and Principal of Schomer and Associates, has been named recipient of the Acoustical Society of America (ASA) Distinguished Service Citation for excellent service as Standards Director of the Acoustical Society of America and for leadership in the development of standards in acoustics and the  standards program.  The Distinguished Service Citation is awarded to a member of the ASA in recognition of outstanding service to the Society.
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.

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.


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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