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Howard Leight By Sperian To Feature Innovative Hearing Protectors At National Safety Council Congress 2007 In Chicago

October 1, 2007

Health & Safety

Smithfield, RI — In its first major U.S. trade show outing since officially changing its name to Sperian Hearing Protection from the Bacou-Dalloz Hearing Safety Group, Howard Leight by Sperian will feature several new earplug and earmuff products at the National Safety Council 2007 Congress & Expo, October 15-17, at McCormick Place, Chicago, IL. The company will occupy Booth #604.

Featured products will include new Clarity multiple-use earplugs and Thunder T2HV Hi-Visibility earmuffs from Howard Leight, along with a variety of new Howard Leight earmuff accessories, including a new Polar Hood and the Slim Belt Clip.

Harnessing Bilsom Technology’s patented Sound Management Technology (SMT), the Howard Leight Clarity earplug improves worker safety and communication by blocking hazardous noise while allowing voice and signal frequencies to be heard more naturally.

The Clarity earplug delivers uniform attenuation that blocks low and medium frequency noise while enhancing the perception of higher voice and warning signal frequencies without distortion. Clarity’s low NRR of 21 dB provides ideal attenuation for workers exposed to low levels of hazardous noise, and minimizes the risk of overprotection in marginal noise environments.

When jobsites are outdoors at night or in inclement weather or anywhere in low light conditions, workers are exposed to increased safety hazards in addition to noise. Howard Leight Thunder T2HV Hi-Visibility earmuffs incorporate high-visibility earcups and reflective headbands to provide visual protection, along with advanced noise blocking, to provide workers with a total solution for hearing protection and visibility, both day and night. Thunder T2HVs dielectric design is ideal for miners, utility workers and others who work in electrical environments.

At NSC, Howard Leight by Sperian will also introduce two new accessories for its broad line of earmuffs: the Polar Hood, specifically designed to be worn with earmuffs, which ensures optimal attenuation for workers exposed to cold climates who also require hearing protection; and the Slim Belt Clip designed to provide handy storage when earmuffs are not in use.

About Howard Leight by Sperian:
From our beginnings as a one-man operation more than 30 years ago, Howard Leight by Sperian has grown into one of the largest global manufacturers of hearing protectors in the industrial market and the recognized innovator in protection and people-oriented fit. Howard Leight offers the widest variety of earplugs and bands, ranging from the highest attenuating Max single-use earplug, to SmartFit’s Conforming Material Technologydelivering a more personalized fitto our convenient Leight Source dispensers. Utilizing Bilsom Technology, Howard Leight earmuffs raise the bar on innovative design, performance and comfort, with features like padded wire headbands, high-visibility designs, unique sound management technologies and multi-level attenuation options. Visit us online at www.howardleight.com

With nearly 6000 employees worldwide, Sperian Protection is resolutely geared towards international markets. The world leader in personal protective equipment (hearing, eye, respiratory and fall protection, gloves, clothing and footwear), the Group offers innovative products adapted to high-risk environments so that all workers in the manufacturing and services industries can work with confidence. Sperian Protection is listed on Euronexts Eurolist and on the SBF120.

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Media Contact:
Thomas R. Rankin, APR
(401) 884-4090
email: tomr@trankin.com

For additional product information, contact:
Sperian Hearing Protection, LLC
7828 Waterville Road
San Diego, CA 92154
Tel: 800/430-5490
Fax: 401/232-3110
email: rbessette@SperianProtection.com


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