Editor’s View

Welcome to the September 2021 issue of Noise/News International

In this issue, we continue our series of showcasing some EU funded research projects related to noise control, with the spotlight falling on the TRANSIT project – a project whose goal is to provide the railway community with a proven set of innovative tools and methodologies to reduce the environmental impact and improve the interior acoustic comfort of railway vehicles. We also feature another article from Walter Montano, who writes a very informative article on the history of hearing, workplace noise, and instrumentation. This is another article written as a special celebration on the occasion of the 50th International Congress and Expo on Noise Control Engineering (INTER-NOISE), that took place in August – and what a great conference it was!

The usual feature like Noise/Notes and Book Reviews return, and, fresh from his keynote presentation at INTER-NOISE 2021, we sat down for a quick ‘Getting to Know You’ session with Dr. Jian Kang, Professor of Acoustics, University College London.

And after a break – after the host moved from the US back to Ireland – The Noise/News, our companion podcast, returns. We sat down with our very own living legend, NCEJ editor (and frequent NNI contributor), Dr. Jim Thompson to talk all about his career in noise control and where he sees the field going. It’s available wherever you get your podcasts. Jim also writes another article for this issue reminding us of the importance of considering the big picture.

I hope you enjoy this issue, and if you have anything you would like to contribute, please feel free to reach out to us here at NNI HQ. You can email me at kingea@tcd.ie.

Eoin A. King, PhD