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Howard Leight Launches First Ever Online Hearing Protector Selector With New Website

January 21, 2008

Health & Safety

Smithfield, RI — Howard Leight takes Hearing Conservation to the next level with the launch of its new global howardleight.com.

The new site offers visitors a 360-degree experience in fit, selection, protection and motivation, with a variety of content and technology, including product information, best practices in Hearing Conservation, and the industry’s first Hearing Protector Selector.

“The new howardleight.com marks a tipping point in Hearing Conservation,” said Renee S. Bessette, Marketing Manager for Sperian Hearing Protection, LLC. “We are committed to becoming a safety manager’s partner in managing their program, and our new site offers everyone the freshest tools to make Hearing Conservation happen.”

The new site was developed based on user feedback that identified the need for a more comprehensive online experience. Howard Leight responded by incorporating more in-depth product knowledge and selection resources, and turn-key motivational tools for use in any Hearing Conservation program.

Hearing Protector Selector helps people solve real needs by providing a range of solutions for their specific applications. Users can identify their noise exposure levels or specific ratings, product styles and/or features, and the most applicable results are recommended. These listings can be printed or instantly emailed to other people directly from the Selector. Users can also learn about a variety of environmental considerations and preferences, or “Basics,” when selecting HPDs.

Online Product Catalog features expanded product information on all Howard Leight earplugs, earmuffs and accessories, including specifications, recommended applications, literature downloads and related resources.

Best Practices in Hearing Conservation offers educational and program planning information, posters and other motivational materials, and the well-known Sound Source series of technical articles on hearing conservation topics.

Regionalized Content for the Americas, Europe and Australia/New Zealand. The site now offers access to product information, ratings and Hearing Conservation resources for each visitor’s specific geography.

The new site incorporates more user-friendly navigation, including tabbed pages, breadcrumb trails within sections and an enhanced site search functionality.

Howardleight.com was developed in conjunction with Catapult Thinking of Boston, MA (www.catapultthinking.com) and Motionstrand of Escondido, CA (www.motionstrand.com).

About Howard Leight by Sperian:
From its beginnings as a one-man operation more than 30 years ago, Howard Leight 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 Technology–which delivers a more personalized fit–to 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 Howard Leight online at http://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 Euronext’s Eurolist and on the SBF120.

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For additional 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

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


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