INCE-USA is a non-profit organization of professional Noise Control Engineers, incorporated in Washington, DC.
The Institute of Noise Control Engineering of the USA enables a quieter world through education, awareness, advocacy, and technical advancement.
The Institute, through its Members and Associates, discovers, disseminates, and promotes noise control solutions to environmental, product, machinery, industrial and other noise issues.
Many INCE-USA Members offer consulting services in noise control. Practitioners of Noise Control Engineering who are Board Certified have been recognized by INCE-USA as having attained the highest professional status.
INCE-USA is a Member Society of the International Institute of Noise Control Engineering (I-INCE), an international consortium of organizations with interests in acoustics and noise control.
Learn more about INCE-USA's founding and early history.
Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion Statement
Revision 1, dated 12/01/2020
The Institute of Noise Control Engineering-USA (INCE-USA) is committed to fostering, cultivating and preserving a culture of diversity, equality, and inclusion.
Our membership, volunteers and contracted staff (staff) are the most valuable asset we have. The collective sum of the individual differences, life experiences, knowledge, inventiveness, innovation, self-expression, unique capabilities and talent which our membership/staff invest in their work is essential to the Institute’s achievement and reputation.
INCE-USA recognizes that equality includes more than internal operations but also how we as noise control professionals impact the world. We acknowledge that the world is not as quiet for the less affluent and under-represented communities. Through our programming we are committed to quieting all communities and reducing the impact of noise throughout the USA.
We recognize and embrace diversity in our membership, directors, officers, volunteers, and staff. INCE-USA does not discriminate based on age, color, race, gender, ethnicity, family or marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, language, national origin, disability, physical and mental ability, political affiliation, religion, socio-economic status, veteran status, and other characteristics that make the people in the Institute unique.
All members, directors, officers, volunteers, and staff of INCE-USA have a responsibility to treat others with dignity and respect at all times. All members, Directors, officers and staff are expected to foster inclusion during all organization-sponsored activities and in general public life.
INCE-USA commits to continually review INCE-USA procedures and practices and diversity and inclusion outcomes. INCE-USA leadership will create and implement plans to create an environment in which everyone can fully participate and have opportunities to become leaders within the organization.
Approved by the INCE-USA Board of Directors, dated December 1, 2020.
INCE-USA publishes technical and general-interest information about Noise Control Engineering.
INCE-USA sponsors the NOISE-CON series of national conferences on noise control engineering, as well as the INTER-NOISE Congress when it is held in North America.
Conferences feature practical papers on solving noise control problems, noise policies and regulations, and other topics related to noise control. Proceedings for each conference are available through the INCE Digital Library.
Any person interested in or working in noise control may apply for membership in INCE-USA, regardless of country of residence. Membership is annual, based on the calendar year (Jan 1 - Dec 31).
Annual dues are reduced for the first year when new Members and Associates join.