Editor’s View (Mar 2020)

Welcome to the first issue of Noise/News International for 2020. This jam-packed issue looks forward to two major conferences in 2020, INTER-NOISE 2020 in Seoul and NOISE-CON 2020 in New Orleans. We hope to see you there!

We take another look at dynamic absorbers with Eric Ungar, we look back at the opening ceremony of the International Year of Sound that took place in Paris earlier this year, and we sit down with past I-INCE president Marion Burgess in our “Getting to Know You” feature. We also have a great article from Ysbrand Wijnant, from 4Silence BV, about the innovative use of diffraction to control road traffic noise.

But wait, there’s more…

The Noise Control Engineering Journal could not function without the services of many volunteer reviewers, so we recognize the outstanding reviewers without whom the journal would not be the success it is. And, finally, we hear from Dr. Bryan Beamer from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health about the search for the top ten industrial engineering noise controls!

I hope you enjoy this issue of NNI.

Update, March 27, 2020: At the time of publishing, the impact that the COVID-19 virus will have on upcoming conferences in the field is unknown. Please check conference websites for up-to-date details, and we at NNI will do our best to keep you updated as things progress.

Eoin A. King, PhD