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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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Noise Control Engineering Journal

INCE-USA publishes the Noise Control Engineering Journal, the pre-eminent academic journal of noise control.

 

Noise/News International

Interested in noise control around the world? Check out the Noise/News International magazine.

Student and Professional Awards

Nominate yourself, a colleague, or a team for a prestigious INCE-USA award.

 

 

Careers In Noise Control

Careers In Noise Control

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

 

 

Donate to INCE

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 2024

Please join us in New Orleans for NOISE-CON 2024, the premiere conference for professionals and students in noise and vibration control. NOISE-CON 2024 will provide three days (June 10-12, 2024) of educational programming and networking, where you can connect with noise control leaders and get the tools you need to enhance your professional development. In addition to the technical, networking, and social program at the conference itself, New Orleans is an exciting host city filled with world-class restaurants, music, museums, and historic sights. The conference venue, the Hilton Riverside, is directly on the Mississippi and a short distance from the historic French Quarter. See more details.

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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

The recording from INCE’s webinar on Acoustics and Fire-Resistant Design is now available for viewing. Click here for access to this webinar recording and others.

 

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Want to join INCE-USA?

Become a member today so you can take advantage of INCE-USA membership benefits, including discounted registration for the upcoming NOISE-CON 2022! Learn more here.

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A Quieter America Website from INCE-USA


INCE-USA is proud to announce our new website A Quieter America to provide knowledge about noise and noise control for the public. This is part of our Mission:

The Institute of Noise Control Engineering of the USA enables a quieter world through education, awareness, advocacy, and technical advancement.

This site provides information defining noise and its impact on health and the quality of life in an easy-to-understand format for readers from school age to professionals
in related fields. In addition, there is information about controlling noise with detailed information on specific noise issues.
Links are provided for more detailed technical information for those interested in learning more.

Take a look

There is a lot of useful information that may be helpful whether you have a general interest or a noise issue you would like to resolve.

March 25, 2024
Student and Professional Awards available at NOISE-CON 2024
Student and Professional Awards available at NOISE-CON 2024

Both student and professional Noise Control Engineering awards will be available at the upcoming NOISE-CON 2024. Student awards include Student Paper Competition, "Classic Papers in Noise Control Engineering" Competition, and INCE-USA Travel Awards. Professional awards being offered this year include the Nancy Timmerman Members’ Choice Award, the George C. Maling Excellence in Noise Control Engineering, the William W. Lang Award for the Distinguished Noise Control Engineer and the Laymon N. Miller Award for Excellence in Acoustical Consulting. Follow the link for more information and application/nomination information. Deadlines are fast approaching!

September 6, 2023
Noise Around Airports: A Global Perspective
Noise Around Airports: A Global Perspective

The Technology for a Quieter America (TQA) Virtual workshop - Noise Around Airports: A Global Perspective was organized by the INCE Foundation and was hosted by International Institute of Noise Control Engineering and The National Academy of Engineering, Washington, DC on 1 to 4 November 2022.

October 6, 2022
The Toxic Effects of Noise and What We're Not Doing About It (leaps.org)
The Toxic Effects of Noise and What We're Not Doing About It (leaps.org)

Our daily soundscape is a cacophony of earsplitting jets, motorcycles, and construction sites. Engineers know how to eliminate and control noise, but other countries are ahead of the U.S. when it comes to keeping the quiet - with related health benefits.

September 21, 2022
Dispelling the Seven Myths of Sound Isolation
Dispelling the Seven Myths of Sound Isolation

What to know from the "INCE Building Acoustics Webinar"

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May 14, 2024
NCEJ Volume 72, Issue 2 Released
NCEJ Volume 72, Issue 2 Released

The latest issue of the Noise Control Engineering Journal (NCEJ), Volume 72 Number 2 for March-April 2024 has been released. Take a look!

February 28, 2024
NCEJ Volume 72, Issue 1 Released with 2 Book Reviews
NCEJ Volume 72, Issue 1 Released with 2 Book Reviews

The latest issue of the Noise Control Engineering Journal (NCEJ), Volume 72 Number 1 for January-February 2024 has been released. Take a look!

Along with the issue there is 2 book reviews:

December 26, 2023
NCEJ Volume 71, Issue 6 Released with 2 Book Reviews
NCEJ Volume 71, Issue 6 Released with 2 Book Reviews

The latest issue of the Noise Control Engineering Journal (NCEJ), Volume 71 Number 6 for November-December 2023 has been released. Take a look!

Along with the issue there is 2 book reviews:

October 12, 2023
NCEJ Volume 71, Issue 5 Released
NCEJ Volume 71, Issue 5 Released

The latest issue of the Noise Control Engineering Journal (NCEJ), Volume 71 Number 5 for September-October 2023 has been released.

Noise-Con 2023 Student Paper Competition Winning Papers are included in this issue. Take a look!

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April 22, 2024
INCE Member Spotlight: Bonnie Schnitta
INCE Member Spotlight

As problem-solvers, we often want to use mathematics to explain our solutions; however, numbers are not always the answer. At the end of the day, creating a peaceful environment experientially and physically is the ultimate goal.

March 8, 2023
INCE Member Spotlight: Judith Rochat
INCE Member Spotlight

There are similarities between a well-oiled machine and a well-oiled institute: creating efficiencies in the physical designs, collaborations in past and present research, and proper maintenance.

October 7, 2021
INCE Member Spotlight: Sunit Girdhar
INCE Member Spotlight

It's a wonderful thing to fall in love – to be passionate about a cause, person or career. Many INCE members would say that noise control, for them, is a passion. This year's winner of the INCE Student Scholarship and the Martin Hirschorn Award would agree with that sentiment.

August 27, 2020
INCE Member Spotlight: Felicia Doggett
INCE Member Spotlight

Is Philadelphia the "City of Brotherly Love" — or the "City of Really Annoying Swimmers?"
Founder and CEO of Metropolitan Acoustics Felicia Doggett Answers This Question and More in This Quarter's INCE Member Spotlight.

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