Truck Testing

A heavy truck undergoing acoustical testing. (Blachford Acoustics Laboratory)

Aircraft acoustic holography

Blue Ridge Research and Consulting and Brigham Young University are developing a Near-Field Acoustic Holography measurement system to better understand noise from the new generation of military jet aircraft, and the resultant exposure to ground maintenance personnel and the community at large. (Michael James, Blue Ridge Research and Consulting.)

Chassis Dynamometer Rollers

A chassis dynamometer is a tool used to provide a real-world load for a vehicle to drive against in a controlled laboratory environment.  (E-A-R Acoustic Technology Center)   


The Institute of Noise Control Engineering of the USA is a non-profit professional organization incorporated in Washington, DC. A primary purpose of the Institute is to promote engineering 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.

INCE News & Events

Happy 100th Birthday to Leo Beranek!

Leo BeranekHappy 100th BIRTHDAY to Leo Beranek!

The Big Day was September 15, 2014.

Click here to read a congratulations letter from the INCE/USA President Gordon Ebbitt.

For other letters from many other acoustical organizations from around the world click here.


Department of Labor Notice

The US Department of Labor is reviewing existing regulations to ensure that any rules that may be out of date, ineffective, insufficient, or excessively burdensome are addressed and for potential opportunities to modify, streamline, expand, or even repeal rules based on what have been learned.  A web site has been set up for individuals to post their input by March 18, 2015.  The website is:

A number of questions are being addressed, click on the title to get all the details..

Upcoming INCE Awards and Honors for 2015

For 2015 the Institute of Noise Control Engineering (INCE/USA) and the INCE Foundation will be accepting nominations for three major awards: the INCE Excellence in Noise Control Engineering Award, the Martin Hirschorn IAC Prize – Student Project Award and the INCE Outstanding Educator Award. All of the awards would be presented at the upcoming INTERNOISE 2015 meeting in San Francisco, California, in August of this year. This email serves as an invitation to nominate exceptional projects, processes and/or products, outstanding educators and/or submit an applicable student project for these awards, respectively. A brief summary for each of the awards, including submission/nomination deadlines, is provided below.

INCE/USA Announces New Business Office

INCE/USA is pleased to announce that the Board of Directors has selected Drohan Management Group (DMG) as the Institute’s new management service. DMG will provide full-service management for INCE/USA, effective November 1, 2014.  DMG is a full-service Association Management Company based in Reston, VA. DMG has been in business for over 20 years, and its executives have over 200 years of combined experience in the association field. DMG has a staff of 40 and manages 20 national and international organizations on both a full-service and project basis.

Noisy Motorcycles-An Environmental Quality of Life Issue

Noisy Motorcycles—An Environmental Quality of Life Issue: This extensive noise control report was sponsored by the INCE Foundation and the Noise Control Foundation.  The motorcycle noise roundtable was hosted by the NAE at the National Academies Keck Center, in Washington, DC, on October 24, 2012. Stakeholders with a wide range of interests attended and shared opinions and information at the roundtable including representatives of motorcycle manufacturers, rider groups, aftermarket manufacturers, government agencies (federal, state, and local), universities, consultancies, and consumer organizations. 

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