There are many resources available both to the public and to professionals for Noise Control Engineering. This page features links and information to many such resources.
INCE-USA publishes a formal academic Journal, a professional magazine (in cooperation with I-INCE), and formal reports from National workshops on Noise control.
Those INCE-USA members who have made themselves available for consulting in Noise Control can be found through our Membership Directory.
Several Noise Control consulting companies can be reached through our Sustaining Members.
INCE-USA strongly recommends that you choose consultants who are Board Certified in Noise Control Engineering.
There is a vast array of products and materials intended specifically for Noise Control, in the home, workplace, public and worship spaces, and industry. The information below is primarily related to construction, architecture, industry, and hearing protection. It does include personal products like noise-cancelling headphones.
Many of our Sustaining Members provide products, materials, and advice for Noise Control.
Simple internet searches can also provide a wealth of information and links to vendors. Avoid terms like "soundproof" or "soundproofing", and rely on reputable vendors who can supply technical information about their products.
NEVER INSTALL MATERIALS THAT DO NOT HAVE THE PROPER FIRE RATING!!
Recommended search terms include the following:
In general, reducing sound from within an existing space that is reverberant or "live" requires adding softer materials to the walls, ceiling, and floors. Lower-frequency sound requires thicker absorbers.
Blocking sound from penetrating into a space requires two things:
For outdoor noise, heavy barriers that block the line-of-sight to a noise source can be effective.