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Howard Leight 2008 product guide

July 16, 2008  By Sperian Hearing Protection

sperianSperian Hearing Protection has just made available the new Howard Leight® 2008 Product Selection Guide, covering earplugs, earmuffs and accessories. The guide contains a wealth of hearing conservation information, technology advances, product specifications and accessories.

Sperian Hearing Protection has
just made available the new Howard Leight® 2008 Product Selection
Guide, covering its diverse portfolio of earplugs, earmuffs and
accessories. At 52 pages, the guide contains a
wealth of Hearing Conservation information in addition to technology
advances, product specifications and accessories. Included are a Best
Practices Guide for setting up an OHSA-approved Hearing Conservation
Program, descriptions of hearing loss symptoms, fitting instructions
for earplugs and earmuffs, and an extensive product selection guide
keyed by industry and exposure level.

"We feel making hearing protection devices is only part of our job,"
said Renee Bessette, COHC, Marketing Manager for Sperian Hearing
Protection, LLC, Howard Leight's corporate parent. "We are committed to
reducing hearing loss globally by providing those charged with
implementing Hearing Conservation Programs with as much relevant
information as possible on regulations, training and motivation,
fit-effectiveness, and product selection."

Howard Leight offers one of the industry's broadest ranges of earplug
and earmuff products, and has developed many of the industry's most
significant design and technological innovations over the past few

New Howard Leight products featured in the new Product Selection Guide include:

  •  Clarity® Multiple-Use earplugs — Improve worker safety and
    communication by blocking hazardous noise while allowing voice and
    signal frequencies to be heard more naturally (NRR 21).
  • Thunder® T2HV Hi-Visibility — Earmuffs that incorporate
    high-visibility earcups and reflective headbands to provide visual
    protection, along with a completely dielectric construction (NRR 28).
  •  Impact® Sport — Ultraslim earmuff amplifies sound to safe levels, while providing reliable protection (NRR 22).
  •  Polar Hood™ and Slim Belt Clip earmuff accessories — Enhance performance and accessibility of earmuffs.

  • The Product Selection Guide also features “Search by” sections that
    make it easy to choose the appropriate earplug or earmuff for your
    situation. These sections recommend products for Hearing Conservation
    programs based on:
  • Special Features — Highlights special features among earplugs and
    earmuffs that target special requirements, including climate, high
    visibility and use with other PPE.
  • Industries — Identifies considerations within specific industries,
    including construction, aviation, food process industries, and energy
  • Exposure Levels — Recommends products to match noise exposure levels to ensure proper protection/avoid overprotection.

One of the newest and most innovative products listed in the Product
Selection Guide is VeriPRO™, a software-based fit verification system
developed in conjunction with the House Ear Institute. VeriPRO makes it
easy to get an accurate, real-world picture of the hearing protection
employees are actually getting from their earplugs. By verifying
earplug effectiveness, VeriPRO provides an ideal opportunity for
education and can improve the success of any Hearing Conservation

For a copy of the Product Selection Guide, contact Sperian Customer
Care at 1-800-430-5490 or download a PDF at www.howardleight.com


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