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Institute of Noise Control Engineering of the USA

INCE-USA is a non-profit professional organization whose primary purpose 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.

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INCE-USA publishes the Noise Control Engineering Journal, and the Noise News International magazine. Click here for the latest issues.

Careers In Noise Control

Careers In Noise Control

INCE-USA hosts postings for job opportunities related to Noise Control Engineering.

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Donate to INCE

The INCE Foundation is a non-profit, charitable organization, established in 1993 to support education in Noise Control Engineering. Click here to donate to the Foundation.


NOISE-CON 2020 Must Go On(line)! Thanks to all of our attendees and participants for making this a great meeting!

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2020 is the International Year of Sound

The International Year of Sound (IYS 2020) is a global initiative to highlight the importance of sound in all aspects of life on earth. The celebration will increase the public's understanding of sound-related issues at the national and international level. INCE-USA is a Sponsor of the International Year of Sound. Learn more at sound2020.org.

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November 23, 2020
INCE Notes the passing of Dr. Tony Embleton, FRSC
INCE Notes the passing of Dr. Tony Embleton, FRSC

INCE is saddened to note the recent passing of our colleague, Dr. Tony Embleton. Link through to a page with more information on the life and career of this outstanding contributor to the world of acoustics and noise control.

November 19, 2020
Inter-Compartment Sound Transmission Regulations and Testing
Inter-Compartment Sound Transmission Regulations and Testing
November 11, 2020
Noise Free America releases Public Service Announcements

Be an Ambassador for Peace and Quiet! Noise Free America: A Coalition to Promote Quiet has released two Public Service Announcements (PSA's). One is 60 seconds long; the other has the same content, condensed to 30 seconds. Click through to find links to the videos on YouTube and to learn more about the Coalition.

November 10, 2020
NOISE-CON Plenary: Underwater Acoustic Noise Effects On Marine Mammals in the Northern Gulf of Mexico
NOISE-CON Plenary:  Underwater Acoustic Noise Effects On Marine Mammals in the Northern Gulf of Mexico

The Deepwater Horizon (DWH) oil spill starting in April 2010 was the largest marine oil spill in history. Arguably, some of the greatest impact was absorbed by the marine animals in the area. Fortunately, three years before the spill The Littoral Acoustic Demonstration Center (LADC) had conducted two-week visual and acoustic surveys of marine mammal activities near the DWH spill site, giving LADC a unique pre-spill baseline dataset of marine mammal activity and anthropogenic soundscapes near the oil spill site. LADC has returned to those same survey sites to repeat underwater acoustic recordings, gathering data to support comparisons of pre- and post-spill estimates of the marine mammal populations in the vicinity of the event based on their acoustic activity. These results including noise analyses for the same areas will be presented by Dr. Juliette W. Ioup from the University of New Orleans in a keynote address titled "Underwater Acoustic Noise Effects On Marine Mammals in the Northern Gulf of Mexico" at INCE's NOISE-CON online conference on November 19, 2020 at 11 am ET.

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Sustaining Members

  • Herrick
  • Blachford
  • Scantek
  • CGA
  • NCE
  • HMMH
  • Ebco
  • PSU
  • Illingworth
  • EAR
  • Regupol
  • Kolano and Saha Engineers, Inc.
  • CDM Systems
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