Noise/News International – Editor’s View

Welcome to the June 2022 issue of Noise/News International.

The countdown to INTER-NOISE 2022 is on…. We hope to see you all for a return to in-person conferences in Glasgow in August. It promises to be a great conference, with over 800 papers, and several plenary and keynote lectures – all the details are available in this issue of NNI. And, if you can’t make it in person, you can still join for over 60 hours of live online sessions! It’s also worth noting that the congress theme, ‘Noise control in a more sustainable future, is particularly timely and the congress venue is the same as that for the recent conference on climate change, COP 26.

In light of the theme of sustainability, our From the Archives feature in this issue recall’s the keynote address delivered by Tor Kihlman at INTER-NOISE 2005, who considered the noise issue in the context of sustainable development in an urbanizing world. It makes for an interesting read almost 20 years later.

Elsewhere in this issue, I’m happy to introduce a brand-new feature called “What is all the noise about?”. Here, I’ve invited regular NNI contributor, and NCEJ Editor, Dr. Jim Thompson to offer his thoughts on a hot topic in the field of noise control. In this issue, he discusses noise and sustainability. We would very much welcome your thoughts on the topic as well – so please feel free to send me your comments at and we’ll publish a selection of the feedback along with Jim’s column in the next issue of NNI. We are looking forward to hearing from you.

I hope you enjoy this issue of NNI, and I hope to see you in Glasgow!

Eoin. A. King Ph.D.