Noise/News International – Editor’s View

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

What a blast INTER-NOISE 2022 was. It’s hard to pick what the highlight was; hundreds of noise control professionals dancing together in a Céilí, one of the many fantastic plenary talks, or simply catching up in person with some old friends after too many (albeit enjoyable) virtual conferences! I’ll have my full conference report ready for the December issue, but after the success of Glasgow in 2022, I’ll be booking my flights to INTER-NOISE 2023 in Chiba (Greater Tokyo) as soon as I can.

For this issue, we pay tribute to one of the founders of this very magazine, George Maling, who passed away earlier this year. He’s been described as the glue that held INCE-USA together over many years, and his contributions to the noise-control profession are internationally recognized. We present just a short summary of the many many contributions George has made to our community.

Elsewhere in this issue NCEJ Editor, Dr. Jim Thompson, returns with his regular “What is all the noise about?” feature and asks why anyone would want to be a noise control engineer. We also have a NOISE/NOTES round-up of some of the stories hitting the news around the world, some product news, and much more.

I hope you enjoy this issue of NNI!

Eoin A. King Ph.D.