Truck Testing

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

Gas Turbine Exhaust Stack

Near field noise measurements are used in the vicinity of a gas turbine exhaust stack at a gas processing plant. (HFP Acoustical Consultants)

Arctic Noise Testing

Ambient noise monitoring is conducted on the Arctic ice at –50ºF, with sound measurement instrumentation kept warm inside of an insulated enclosure with a silent propane-powered thermo-electric generator that produces heat and electricity.  This is used to predict the environmental noise impact on native wildlife of a future gas processing plant.  (HFP Acoustical Consultants)


The Institute of Noise Control Engineering of the USA

A non-profit professional organization incorporated in Washington, DC.  The primary purpose of the Institute 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.

For an early history of INCE-USA please click HERE.

INCE News & Events

Scantek Opens West Sales Office

Scantek, Inc., a leading provider of noise and vibration measurement instrumentation, is excited to announce the opening of the Scantek West sales office in Los Osos, California. The Scantek West sales office will provide customer sales and support for the western regions of North America. All products for which Scantek has become the preferred provider will be sold and supported by Scantek West. For more information about Scantek along with contact information for the Scantek West sales office, visit

NCEJ Editor

INCE-USA Is Seeking an Editor for Noise Control Engineering Journal (NCEJ)


Soundproofing for New York Noise - Article in NY Times

Noise-control companies are endeavoring to make life a little quieter in a very loud city.  Read the full Article Here, It includes a quote from INCE-USA Past President Eric Wood.

Paul D. Schomer named recipient of the Acoustical Society of America Distinguished Service Citation
Paul SchomerMelville (NY), 8 October 2015—Paul D. Schomer, Owner and Principal of Schomer and Associates, has been named recipient of the Acoustical Society of America (ASA) Distinguished Service Citation for excellent service as Standards Director of the Acoustical Society of America and for leadership in the development of standards in acoustics and the  standards program.  The Distinguished Service Citation is awarded to a member of the ASA in recognition of outstanding service to the Society.
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.

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