About the Institute

The Institute of Noise Control Engineering of the USA

INCE-USA is a non-profit organization of professional Noise Control Engineers, incorporated in Washington, DC.

Our Mission

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.


INCE-USA Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion Statement

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.

Click here for the link to the official, signed Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion Statement.


INCE-USA Publications

INCE-USA publishes technical and general-interest information about Noise Control Engineering.

  • The Noise Control Engineering Journal (NCEJ) is INCE-USA's peer-reviewed technical journal. Published bi-monthly, NCEJ features articles on all aspects of Noise Control Engineering. It is available to Members and Associates of INCE-USA as part of their annual dues, to non-members and the public via purchase of individual articles (online), and to libraries through subscription.
  • Noise/News International (NNI) is an informational news magazine, published quarterly by INCE-USA and I-INCE. NNI includes news on noise control activities and practitioners around the world, along with general-interest articles on noise issues and policies. NNI is available to the public.
  • INCE-USA supports and provides access to Technical Reports on Noise Control Engineering, as well as related information on noise control solutions. The Technical Reports are available to the public.


INCE-USA Sponsored Technical Conferences

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.


INCE-USA Membership

Learn more about membership in INCE-USA here!

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.

  • New Associates & Members: $50 USD (first year reduced rate)
  • Associates & Members: $125 USD annual dues
  • Student Associates: Free

Download a Membership Application

View the INCE Membership Handbook


INCE-USA Governing Documents and Public Meetings

Sustaining Members

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