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Howard Leight To Showcase VeriPRO Real-World Attenuation Measurement Technology at AIHce Expo 2008

March 25, 2008

Health & Safety

Smithfield, RI — Howard Leight will showcase its new VeriPRO real-world attenuation measurement technology at this year’s AIHce Expo on June 2-4, at the Minneapolis Convention Center, Minneapolis, MN. The company will occupy Booth #1001.

Developed in conjunction with the House Ear Institute (www.hei.org), VeriPRO measures real-world attenuation of unmodified earplugs and can be used as a means to improve individual employee training and enhance the overall effectiveness of hearing conservation programs.

With VeriPRO, safety managers can ensure employees are getting the most out of their hearing protection devices. Consisting of software package, audiometrically optimized headphones and special audio processor, VeriPRO can be used with any earplug model, and provides an excellent tool to improve both individual training, which studies have shown to be the most effective means of improving earplug attenuation, and overall hearing conservation program effectiveness.

Other featured products will include new Clarity multiple-use earplugs and Thunder T2HV Hi-Visibility earmuffs from Howard Leight.

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 T2HV’s dielectric design is ideal for miners, utility workers and others who work in electrical environments.

About Howard Leight by Sperian:
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 Euronext’s Eurolist and on the SBF120.

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

View Video Demonstration of VeriPro
Link: https://www.ohscanada.com/ohstv/Howard-Leight-NSC-2007.asp

— To download HI-RES 300 dpi JPGs, go to:

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


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