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Bacou-Dalloz Hearing Safety Group to Showcase Latest Hearing Protection Devices At National Safety Council 2006 Annual Congress & Expo

July 17, 2006

Health & Safety

Smithfield, RI — The Bacou-Dalloz Hearing Safety Group will be showcasing several new hearing protection offerings at the National Safety Council 2006 Annual Congress & Expo, at the San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, CA, November 6-8, 2006. The company will occupy Booth #2911.

The Bacou-Dalloz Hearing Safety Group will be featuring their redesigned Howard Leight AirSoft earplugs which include new material, new design features and new engineering technologies that provide even better fit, comfort and performance.

First introduced nearly 30 years ago, AirSoft was the first earplug to utilize an internal air pocket. Offering industry’s highest noise reduction rating (NRR 27), AirSoft quickly became an industry standard and the flagship product of the Howard Leight line. Key to the success of the original AirSoft and to the redesigned product is its internal air pocket design. The improved design incorporates a series of patented, noise-blocking fins within the pocket that interweave as the air pocket compresses in the ear canal, creating a noise-blocking barrier that facilitates more dependable attenuation from one user to another.

A fourth flange has been added to AirSoft’s profile, and the center shaft has been stiffened to facilitate insertion and removal, and to assure a more consistent fit. The new flange design creates a better seal in the ear canal and is more tapered to increase comfort. As a result, AirSoft fits more comfortably in a wider range of ear canals, eliminating the necessity for multiple sizes.

The original PVC material in AirSoft has been replaced with a more user-friendly TPE which also increases comfort, especially during long-time wear. AirSoft is available in corded and uncorded versions, and at NRR 27, provides the industry’s highest attenuation available in a multiple-use earplug. “In recent product testing, safety managers unanimously endorsed AirSoft’s improvements, citing better fit, comfort and enhanced protection,” said Bill Sokol, Vice President Strategic Marketing for the Bacou-Dalloz Hearing Safety Group, parent company of Howard Leight.

Also on display will be a number of other new products and innovations, including the Bilsom Hi-Visibility Radio earmuffs, as well as the new IMPACT Pro & and IMPACT Sport earmuffs.

For additional product information, contact:
Bacou-Dalloz Hearing Safety Group
7828 Waterville Road
San Diego, CA 92154
Tel: 800/430-5490
Fax: 401/232-3110
email: rbessette@bacou-dalloz.com


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