Founded in 1991 by Raymond Fischer, NCE is an acoustical engineering consulting firm based out of Billerica, Massachusetts. Our passionate engineering team has experience with a broad range of industries and challenges, leading us to take on projects across the United States and around the world. Locally, we are a prime contractor for the U.S. Navy as a part of the Noise-Induced Hearing Loss program as well as the Bureau of Reclamation, spearheading noise control efforts in U.S. hydropower plants. NCE staff have collectively authored more than 50 papers on shipboard noise, including the “Design Guide for Shipboard Airborne Noise Control,” an industry standard published by the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers. NCE was also responsible for its supplement, sponsored by the U.S. Coast Guard and published in 2000.