This discussion meeting is being sponsored by the Technical Committee on Noise (TCN) to review progress made to date on actions initiated by the TCN. The results of the successful outreach seminar held in Indianapolis in 1996 May will be discussed, and topics for future seminars will be presented. The possibilities for a self-administered hearing test in public places will be discussed, and the feasibility of such a program examined. Reprints have been obtained of articles based on papers presented at a special noise session held in Washington, DC on 1995 June 01. The session was titled Noise: State of the Art---Noise Effects and Control. Two thousand copies of a 64-page booklet have been printed, and will be distributed by ASA to those interested in noise control. Cooperation with the ASA Standards Secretariat has resulted in an electronic version of the latest standards catalog with links to the abstracts of all standards, including noise standards. The information will be posted on the World Wide Web. The distribution of a floppy disk containing the same information will be discussed. Dr. Koyasu will also discuss some of the recent progress made in Japan in noise control activity.