I-INCE was formally established in 1974.

Professor Fritz Ingerslev had the honour of announcing the formation of International INCE at the end of the opening plenary session of INTER-NOISE 74 in Washington, D.C., USA on September 30, 1974. He reported that the discussion held between the general chairmen and other organizers of the previous INTER-NOISE conferences has proved that the time is right for the formation of the International Institute of Noise Control Engineering. Ingerslev identified the main purposes of I-INCE as the following:

  • The organization of international conferences,
  • the informational exchange of information and news items,
  • the promotion of international cooperation in research on noise control,
  • the application of techniques for the control of noise, and
  • the development of interdisciplinary contacts between noise control engineering and other fields of work.

International INCE then became the sponsor of the INTER-NOISE series and determined its location each year. It was through the efforts of Fritz Ingerslev, Bill Lang, Dr. Eric Rathé, and others that International INCE was founded in 1974. Professor Ingerslev was elected president, and Dr. Rathé became the secretary general. INTER-NOISE 74 was a success, and plans were made to hold INTER- NOISE 75 in Sendai, Japan—the second INTER-NOISE held outside the USA and the first in the Asia- Pacific Region. That meeting was also successful—mainly through the efforts of the late Professor Tadamoto Nimura who was the general chair and Ken’iti Kido who arranged the technical program. The meeting was attended by 600 persons from Japan and other countries. Forty four invited papers and 99 contributed papers were presented, and a 741-page book of proceedings was published. All of the papers were presented in English, and simultaneous translation into Japanese was provided in all technical sessions.