Editor’s View (Sept 2018)

Welcome to the September issue of Noise/News International. Along with our usual features, this issue also includes a tutorial outlining some often-overlooked facts on vibration damping and a review of the Noise-Adapt Ireland project, which aims to identify Ireland’s adaptation needs for transitioning to the CNOSSOS-EU method for noise mapping. I hope you enjoy these interesting articles.

By the time you read this issue, INTER-NOISE 2018 will have concluded. I hope those of you who managed to make it to Chicago enjoyed the conference (and are already looking forward to Madrid 2019!)—but I also hope you managed to stop by the NNI booth at the expo to learn of forthcoming developments at NNI, particularly related to changes in our advertisement space. We are placing our focus on online adverts, and we encourage anyone with an interest in advertising with NNI to reach out for more details. You should note that NNI enjoys circulation in over 40 nations around the world, serving 51 different professional societies.

Finally, as ever we have updates from all around the world in our NOISE/NOTES feature. There is an interesting link to a Swedish study on the medical and social aspects of aging that suggests older adults in Sweden are hearing better than they were 40 years ago—perhaps we are doing something right in the noise control community!

Eoin A. King, PhD