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Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

NHCA Scholarship Foundation Announces 2014 Student Conference Awards Available

The Scholarship Foundation of the National Hearing Conservation Association (NHCA) is pleased to announce the availability of a limited number of student conference awards for the 38th Annual NHCA Conference, to be held March, 13-15, 2014, in Las Vegas, NV.  In addition to outstanding technical presentations on hearing loss prevention, there will be numerous opportunities to attend in-depth workshops, poster sessions, and discussion groups.  We have a great program in store, as well as a fantastic Friday night get-together.

The Student Conference Award (SCA) includes paid registration to two workshops (March 13), the annual conference (March 14 & 15), lunches, social activities, and a stipend for travel expenses. This one-time Award is available to students who are actively pursuing a graduate degree in a discipline related to hearing conservation and who are enrolled at least half-time in an accredited university program.  Previous recipients of the NHCA Student Conference Award include masters and doctoral-level students in audiology, human factors engineering, industrial hygiene, and public health, from a variety of universities across the country.  Interested students may contact the NHCA office (303.224.9022) or visit the NHCA website for more information about the award and to download the 1-page application.  Completed application must be received in the NHCA office no later than November 4, 2013.  Students will be notified of the results by January 3, 2014.  Students who have previously received an SCA are not eligible.

Deadline to submit applications: November 4, 2013.

About the National Hearing Conservation Association (NHCA)

The mission of the NHCA is to prevent hearing loss due to noise and other environmental factors in all sectors of society. NHCA provides networking, resources and professional development opportunities to improve skills, practices, and services in hearing loss prevention. NHCA’s membership includes audiologists, researchers, industrial hygienists, educators, professional service organizations, safety professionals, medical professionals, engineers, audio professionals, students, and others who have dedicated their work to the advancement of hearing loss prevention.

For more information about the National Hearing Conservation Association, visit the NHCA online at http://www.hearingconservation.org or call 1-303-224-9022. Follow the NHCA on Twitter at www.twitter.com/nhcaorg, on Facebook at http://bit.ly/vLRg5, and on LinkedIn at http://bit.ly/3X2DfT.


Wednesday, May 9th, 2012

Honeywell Safety Products Experts in Hearing Conservation to Present Research, Technology, Know-How at 2012 Professional Conferences

SMITHFIELD, RHODE ISLAND, USA — May 9, 2012 — Hearing Conservation experts from Honeywell Safety Products will present the latest research, technologies, and know-how on Hearing Conservation programs at three key upcoming industry conferences in June 2012 — American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) Safety 2012, American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) AIHce 2012, and the Audio Engineering Society Conference on Music-Induced Hearing Disorders.

“The outreach is part of the Howard Leight HearForever® initiative, which aims to help employers effectively manage their Hearing Conservation Programs and support an enduring culture of safety for the benefit of their workers as well as their bottom-line,” said Renee S. Bessette, COHC, Global Brand Manager for Hearing, Honeywell Safety Products.

The three upcoming programs are:

  • ASSE Safety 2012, June 3-6, 2012, Denver, “Stopping Noise-Induced Hearing Loss in the Workplace,” by Brad Witt, MA, CCC-A, Director of Hearing Conservation, Honeywell Safety Products. In the session, Witt will discuss how, despite 30 years of best efforts, noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) continues unabated in many industries, turning many Hearing Conservation Programs into hearing loss documentation programs. He will detail bad assumptions about hearing loss at the workplace and present data from a host of case studies that have succeeded in reducing claims for NIHL.
  • AIHce 2012, June 16-21, 2012, Indianapolis: “Does Handedness or Order of Test Effect Earplug Fit Results?” with Theresa Y. Schulz, Ph.D., (Lt. Col., retired, US Air Force), Hearing Conservation Manager, Honeywell Safety Products, and with Rick Allomong, EHS Manager, ConAgra Foods. The two experts will present — and discuss — the results of innovative testing undertaken at ConAgra Foods to explore the possibility that order biases may be present when, during the process of measuring the fit of earplugs using the Real Ear Attenuation at Threshold (REAT) method, one ear is always tested first.
  • 47th AES Conference on Music Induced Hearing Disorders, June 20-22, 2012, Chicago:Workplace Noise Regulations in the Music Industry: A Square Peg and a Round Hole” by Robert M. Ghent, Jr., Au.D., Acoustical Test Laboratory Manager, Honeywell Safety Products. With the possibility that stricter enforcement of workplace noise regulations may be on the way for the US audio industry, Ghent will overview those regulations – and their history, enforcement, and implications for the entertainment industry. He’ll also review what the US might learn from EU regulations and discuss EU best practices that can be adopted immediately in the US.

The Howard Leight HearForever® initiative — which includes participation in key industry conferences as well as employer workshops, regional seminars, the HearForever.org website, and a host of social media efforts — provides information on the latest advances, research, and discoveries of noise-induced hearing loss detection and prevention to employers. The website, www.hearforever.org, offers an extensive source for educational, informative and motivational materials including articles, case studies, white papers, presentations, and tools to educate about hearing loss prevention at work and at home.

About Howard Leight®

Howard Leight/Honeywell Safety Products is a leading global provider of passive and intelligent hearing protection solutions, and the founder of the HearForever™ initiative. For over 30 years, Howard Leight has pursued the prevention of occupational noise-induced hearing loss through innovation in hearing protection design, technology, performance and comfort, and the promotion of progressive Hearing Conservation Programs. Leading solutions include the highest attenuating MAX® single-use earplug; patented Air Flow Control™ technology for optimal earmuff attenuation; and the industry-changing VeriPRO® earplug fit testing system. Visit: www.howardleight.com. Follow us on Twitter (@HowardLeight) at twitter.com/HowardLeight.

About Honeywell

Honeywell International (www.honeywell.com) is a Fortune 100 diversified technology and manufacturing leader, serving customers worldwide with aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes and industry; automotive products; turbochargers; and specialty materials. Based in Morris Township, N.J., Honeywell’s shares are traded on the New York, London, and Chicago Stock Exchanges. For more news and information on Honeywell, please visit www.honeywellnow.com.

This release contains certain statements that may be deemed “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, that address activities, events or developments that we or our management intends, expects, projects, believes or anticipates will or may occur in the future are forward-looking statements. Such statements are based upon certain assumptions and assessments made by our management in light of their experience and their perception of historical trends, current economic and industry conditions, expected future developments and other factors they believe to be appropriate. The forward-looking statements included in this release are also subject to a number of material risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to economic, competitive, governmental, and technological factors affecting our operations, markets, products, services and prices. Such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance, and actual results, developments and business decisions may differ from those envisaged by such forward-looking statements.


Thursday, April 5th, 2012

Free “HearForever” Seminars Presented by Honeywell to Promote Effective Workplace Hearing Conservation Programs

SMITHFIELD, R.I. – April 5, 2012 – Honeywell Safety Products will present a series of free seminars in May 2012 throughout the U.S. Gulf region that will help safety professionals improve their Hearing Conservation Programs and prevent noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) among their workers.

The seminars, titled HearForever®: Best Practices in Effective Hearing Conservation,” will provide practical information on hearing loss prevention, the culture of safety, and the latest research and technologies that can help enhance companies’ Hearing Conservation Programs – as well as their bottom line.

Dr. Theresa Y. Schulz, Hearing Conservation Manager for Honeywell Safety Products, will present the seminars.

Designed for industrial hygienists, occupational health and safety professionals, audiologists, trainers, occupational nurses, and liability and risk management professionals, the seminars will address the following topics:

  • Basics of Noise-Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL)
  • Key Elements of an Effective Hearing Conservation Program
  • Impending Changes to the Noise Reduction Rating (NRR) and How It Impacts Your Program
  • Case Studies From Successful Hearing Conservation Programs
  • Employee Motivation and Training Techniques/Resources
  • Reducing Costs for Hearing Loss

The seminars will run from 9 a.m. to noon, with registration and a complimentary breakfast starting at 8 a.m. The seminars are scheduled as follows:

  • Baton Rouge, LA: Monday, May 21, 2012, at the  Baton Rouge Marriott
  • Beaumont, TX: Tuesday, May 22, 2012, at the Hilton Garden Inn Beaumont
  • Houston, TX: Wednesday, May 23, 2012, at the Marriott Courtyard Houston I-10 West/Energy Corridor
  • Houston, TX: Thursday, May 24, 2012, at the Houston Hobby Airport Marriott

All attendees will receive a free gift bag with training materials, literature and hearing-protection samples from Howard Leight and other Honeywell Safety Product groups. VeriPRO® earplug fit testingQuietDose™ in-ear dosimetry, andQUIETPRO® intelligent hearing protection and communication system demonstrations will be available before and after the seminar upon request.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs) will be available for industrial hygienists and other safety professionals.

Dr. Schulz is a past president of the National Hearing Conservation Association (NHCA), and also past chair of the Council for Accreditation in Occupational Hearing Conservation (CAOHC). During her 20-plus-year career in the U.S. Air Force, she was twice recognized as USAF Outstanding Audiologist of the Year. Most recently, she served as a senior service fellow at the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health’s (NIOSH’s) Hearing Loss Prevention Program. Dr. Schulz holds a Ph.D. in hearing science from Ohio State University.

To register, visit www.hearforever.org/hf2012texas.

Howard Leight Hearing Conservation seminars have been presented to thousands of safety professionals on five continents over the past eight years. They are part of the industry-leading Howard Leight HearForever initiative to raise awareness of the dangers, risks and consequences of noise-induced hearing loss.

Follow us on Twitter: @HearForeverOrg at www.twitter.com/HearForeverOrg and on Facebook atwww.facebook.com/hearforever.

About Howard Leight®

Under the www.howardleight.com brand, Honeywell Safety Products, is a leading global provider of passive and intelligent hearing protection solutions, and the founder of the www.hearforever.org. For over 30 years, the company and its predecessors have pursued the prevention of occupational noise-induced hearing loss through innovation in hearing protection design, technology, performance and comfort, and the promotion of progressive Hearing Conservation Programs. Leading solutions include the highest attenuating Max® single-use earplug; patented Air Flow Control™ technology for optimal earmuff attenuation; QuietDose™ personal in-ear dosimetry; and the industry-changing VeriPRO® earplug fit testing system.

Visit the Howard Leight website at http://www.howardleight.com. Follow us on Twitter: @HowardLeight atwww.twitter.com/HowardLeight.

About Honeywell

Honeywell International (http://www.honeywell.com) is a Fortune 100 diversified technology and manufacturing leader, serving customers worldwide with aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes and industry; automotive products; turbochargers; and specialty materials. The company is based in Morris Township, N.J. Honeywell’s shares are traded on the New York, London and Chicago Stock Exchanges. For more news and information on Honeywell, please visit http://www.honeywellnow.com.

This release contains certain statements that may be deemed “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, that address activities, events or developments that we or our management intends, expects, projects, believes or anticipates will or may occur in the future are forward-looking statements. Such statements are based upon certain assumptions and assessments made by our management in light of their experience and their perception of historical trends, current economic and industry conditions, expected future developments, and other factors they believe to be appropriate. The forward-looking statements included in this release are also subject to a number of material risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to economic, competitive, governmental and technological factors affecting our operations, markets, products, services and prices. Such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance, and actual results, developments and business decisions may differ from those envisaged by such forward-looking statements.


Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

Howard Leight Urges Occupational Hearing Conservation Managers Seeking Smaller Earplugs to ”Try MAX”

SMITHFIELD, RHODE ISLAND, USA, March 20, 2012 — Howard Leight®/Honeywell Safety Products is offering free trial samples of its flagship MAX® and MAX® Small single-use earplugsto qualified Hearing Conservation program managers and other occupational safety professionals in the US and Canada.

“Workers who need to block out loud noise deserve the best protection and comfort available in an earplug. MAX — and our new MAX Small — earplugs offer maximum protection with minimum exposure,” said Renee S. Bessette, COHC, Global Brand Manager, Howard Leight/Honeywell Safety Products.

MAX is the world’s most popular polyurethane foam earplug — offering superior attenuation in a single-use earplug and delivering superior long-wearing comfort and solid performance that workers can depend on,” Bessette said.

MAX earplug features include:

  • Bell shape delivers maximum in-ear comfort
  • Contoured design easier to insert, resists tendency to back-out of ear canal
  • Polyurethane foam enhances comfort, especially for long-term wear
  • Smooth, soil-resistant closed cell-foam skin prevents dirt build-up
  • Highest published attenuation with a Noise Reduction Rating (NRR) 33

“Since its launch last fall, MAX Small has caught the ‘ear’ of safety professionals and workers who seek a smaller-sized foam earplug,” Bessette said.

In addition to all of the features of MAX earplugs, MAX Small’s reduced size offers workers with smaller ear canals best-in-class fit, protection (NRR 33), and in-ear comfort. MAX Small has the same bell shape and patented varied-cell polyurethane foam as the standard MAX earplug, though is 20% smaller in geometry.

To receive more information and qualify for a complimentary sample pack of MAX and MAX Small single-use earplugs, visit http://www.howardleight.com/trymax.

MAX and MAX Small earplugs are available for purchase in both corded and uncorded models from industrial safety and PPE distributors in the US and Canada.

About Howard Leight®

Under the Howard Leight brand, Honeywell Safety Products is a leading global provider of passive and intelligent hearing protection solutions, and the founder of the HearForever® initiative. For over 30 years, the company and its predecessors have pursued the prevention of occupational noise-induced hearing loss through innovation in hearing protection design, technology, performance and comfort, and the promotion of progressive Hearing Conservation Programs. Leading solutions include the highest attenuating MAX® single-use earplug; patented Air Flow Control™ technology for optimal earmuff attenuation; QuietDose™ personal in-ear dosimetry; and the industry-changing VeriPRO® earplug fit testing system. Visit the Howard Leight website at http://www.howardleight.com. Follow us on Twitter (@HowardLeight) at http://twitter.com/HowardLeight.

About Honeywell

Honeywell International (www.honeywell.com) is a Fortune 100 diversified technology and manufacturing leader, serving customers worldwide with aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes and industry; automotive products; turbochargers; and specialty materials. Based in Morris Township, N.J., Honeywell’s shares are traded on the New York, London, and Chicago Stock Exchanges.  For more news and information on Honeywell, please visit www.honeywellnow.com.

This release contains certain statements that may be deemed “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, that address activities, events or developments that we or our management intends, expects, projects, believes or anticipates will or may occur in the future are forward-looking statements. Such statements are based upon certain assumptions and assessments made by our management in light of their experience and their perception of historical trends, current economic and industry conditions, expected future developments and other factors they believe to be appropriate. The forward-looking statements included in this release are also subject to a number of material risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to economic, competitive, governmental, and technological factors affecting our operations, markets, products, services and prices. Such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance, and actual results, developments and business decisions may differ from those envisaged by such forward-looking statements.

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Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

Free Seminar to Help Connecticut Employers Improve Hearing Conservation Programs

— AIHA and ASSE members are eligible to receive CEUs —

A free seminar is scheduled for June 6, 2011 to help employers improve their Hearing Conservation Programs and prevent noise-induced hearing loss among their workers.

The seminar, titled “HearForever™: Best Practices in Hearing Conservation,” will provide practical information on noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) and the latest research and technologies that can help enhance employers’ Hearing Conservation Programs – as well as their bottom line, said noted Hearing Conservation expert Dr. Theresa Y. Schulz (Lt. Col., retired, U.S. Air Force).

Dr. Schulz, Hearing Conservation Manager at Howard Leight/Honeywell Safety Products, will present the seminar.

AIHA and ASSE members are eligible to receive CEUs.

Designed for industrial hygienists, occupational health and safety professionals, safety managers, audiologists, and liability and risk management professionals, the seminar will address the following topics:
• Basics of Noise-Induced Hearing Loss
• Key Elements of an Effective Hearing Conservation Program
• Impending Changes to the Noise Reduction Rating (NRR) and How They Affect Employers
• Selection and Fitting of Hearing Protectors
• Employee Motivation and Training Techniques/Resources
• New Hearing Conservation Innovations and Technologies

The seminar will run from 9 a.m. to noon, with registration and a complimentary breakfast starting at 8 a.m.

The seminar will held in Milford on Monday, June 6, 2011, at the Hilton Garden Inn.

All attendees will receive a free gift bag with training materials, literature and hearing-protection samples from Howard Leight and other Honeywell Safety Product groups. VeriPRO® and QuietDose™ demonstrations will be available following the seminar.

Dr. Schulz is a past president of the National Hearing Conservation Association (NHCA), and also past chair of the Council for Accreditation in Occupational Hearing Conservation (CAOHC). During her 20-plus-year career in the U.S. Air Force, she was twice recognized as USAF Outstanding Audiologist of the Year. Most recently, she served as a senior service fellow at the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health’s (NIOSH’s) Hearing Loss Prevention Program. Dr. Schulz holds a Ph.D. in hearing science from Ohio State University.

To register, visit: http://www.hearforever.org/northeastseminar.

Howard Leight Hearing Conservation seminars have been presented to more than 2,500 safety professionals on five continents over the past five years. They are part of Howard Leight’s industry-leading HearForever initiative to raise awareness of the dangers, risks and consequences of noise-induced hearing loss.

Follow us on Twitter: @HearForeverOrg at http://twitter.com/HearForeverOrg.

About Howard Leight
Howard Leight / Honeywell Safety Products, is a leading global provider of passive and intelligent hearing protection solutions, and the founder of the HearForever® initiative. For over 30 years, Howard Leight has pursued the prevention of occupational noise-induced hearing loss through innovation in hearing protection design, technology, performance and comfort, and the promotion of progressive Hearing Conservation Programs. Leading solutions include the highest attenuating Max® single-use earplug; patented Air Flow Control™ technology for optimal earmuff attenuation; QuietDose™ personal in-ear dosimetry; and the industry-changing VeriPRO® earplug fit testing system.

Visit the Howard Leight website at http://www.howardleight.com. Follow us on Twitter: @HowardLeight at http://twitter.com/HowardLeight.

About Honeywell
Honeywell International (http://www.honeywell.com) is a Fortune 100 diversified technology and manufacturing leader, serving customers worldwide with aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes and industry; automotive products; turbochargers; and specialty materials. The company is based in Morris Township, N.J. Honeywell’s shares are traded on the New York, London and Chicago Stock Exchanges. For more news and information on Honeywell, please visit http://www.honeywellnow.com.

This release contains certain statements that may be deemed “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, that address activities, events or developments that we or our management intends, expects, projects, believes or anticipates will or may occur in the future are forward-looking statements. Such statements are based upon certain assumptions and assessments made by our management in light of their experience and their perception of historical trends, current economic and industry conditions, expected future developments, and other factors they believe to be appropriate. The forward-looking statements included in this release are also subject to a number of material risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to economic, competitive, governmental and technological factors affecting our operations, markets, products, services and prices. Such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance, and actual results, developments and business decisions may differ from those envisaged by such forward-looking statements.

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• Press contact: Don Goncalves, 1-781-793-9380, dgoncalves@tizinc.com
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Monday, March 7th, 2011

Free Seminars Will Help Employers in Northeastern U.S. Improve Hearing Conservation Programs

A series of free seminars have been scheduled for June throughout the Northeastern U.S. to help employers improve their Hearing Conservation Programs and prevent noise-induced hearing loss among their workers.

The seminars, titled “HearForeverTM: Best Practices in Hearing Conservation,” will provide practical information on noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) and the latest research and technologies that can help enhance employers’ Hearing Conservation Programs – as well as their bottom line, said noted Hearing Conservation expert Dr. Theresa Y. Schulz (Lt. Col., retired, U.S. Air Force).

Dr. Schulz, Hearing Conservation Manager at Howard Leight® / Honeywell Safety Products, will present the seminars.

Designed for industrial hygienists, occupational health and safety professionals, safety managers, audiologists, and liability and risk management professionals, the seminars will address the following topics:

  • Basics of Noise-Induced Hearing Loss
  • Key Elements of an Effective Hearing Conservation Program
  • Impending Changes to the Noise Reduction Rating (NRR) and How They Affect Employers
  • Selection and Fitting of Hearing Protectors
  • Employee Motivation and Training Techniques/Resources
  • New Hearing Conservation Innovations and Technologies

The seminars will run from 9 a.m. to noon, with registration and a complimentary breakfast starting at 8 a.m. The seminars are scheduled as follows:

  • Milford, Conn.: Monday, June 6, 2011, at the Hilton Garden Inn
  • Morristown, N.J.: Tuesday, June 7, 2011, at the Honeywell Larry Bossidy Learning Center
  • Philadelphia, Pa.: Wednesday, June 8, 2011, at the Sheraton Suites Philadelphia Airport
  • Baltimore, Md.: Thursday, June 9, 2011, at the Four Points by Sheraton BWI Airport Hotel

All attendees will receive a free gift bag with training materials, literature and hearing-protection samples from Howard Leight and other Honeywell Safety Product groups. VeriPRO® and QuietDoseTM demonstrations will be available following the seminar.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs) will be available for members of the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) and the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE).

Dr. Schulz is a past president of the National Hearing Conservation Association (NHCA), and also past chair of the Council for Accreditation in Occupational Hearing Conservation (CAOHC). During her 20-plus-year career in the U.S. Air Force, she was twice recognized as USAF Outstanding Audiologist of the Year. Most recently, she served as a senior service fellow at the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health’s (NIOSH’s) Hearing Loss Prevention Program. Dr. Schulz holds a Ph.D. in hearing science from Ohio State University.

To register, visit: http://www.hearforever.org/northeastseminar.

Howard Leight Hearing Conservation seminars have been presented to more than 2,500 safety professionals on five continents over the past five years. They are part of Howard Leight’s industry-leading HearForever initiative to raise awareness of the dangers, risks and consequences of noise-induced hearing loss.

Follow us on Twitter: @HearForeverOrg at http://twitter.com/HearForeverOrg.

About Howard Leight

Howard Leight / Honeywell Safety Products, is a leading global provider of passive and intelligent hearing protection solutions, and the founder of the HearForever® initiative. For over 30 years, Howard Leight has pursued the prevention of occupational noise-induced hearing loss through innovation in hearing protection design, technology, performance and comfort, and the promotion of progressive Hearing Conservation Programs. Leading solutions include the highest attenuating Max® single-use earplug; patented Air Flow ControlTM technology for optimal earmuff attenuation; QuietDoseTM personal in-ear dosimetry; and the industry-changing VeriPRO® earplug fit testing system.

Visit the Howard Leight website at http://www.howardleight.com. Follow us on Twitter: @HowardLeight at http://twitter.com/HowardLeight.

About Honeywell

Honeywell International (http://www.honeywell.com) is a Fortune 100 diversified technology and manufacturing leader, serving customers worldwide with aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes and industry; automotive products; turbochargers; and specialty materials. The company is based in Morris Township, N.J. Honeywell’s shares are traded on the New York, London and Chicago Stock Exchanges. For more news and information on Honeywell, please visit http://www.honeywellnow.com.

This release contains certain statements that may be deemed “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, that address activities, events or developments that we or our management intends, expects, projects, believes or anticipates will or may occur in the future are forward-looking statements. Such statements are based upon certain assumptions and assessments made by our management in light of their experience and their perception of historical trends, current economic and industry conditions, expected future developments, and other factors they believe to be appropriate. The forward-looking statements included in this release are also subject to a number of material risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to economic, competitive, governmental and technological factors affecting our operations, markets, products, services and prices. Such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance, and actual results, developments and business decisions may differ from those envisaged by such forward-looking statements.

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Tuesday, August 17th, 2010

Howard Leight Expands Social Media Offering to Include Blog, YouTube Channel

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Howard Leight®/Sperian Hearing Protection, LLC has recently expanded its social media outreach to include a new blog and a YouTube channel that covers a variety of topics about Hearing Conservation, protection, and safety. These materials further expand its HearForever™ initiative aimed at raising awareness of the risks and dangers of noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL).

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“Howard Leight takes Hearing Conservation seriously,” said Renee S. Bessette, COHC, Marketing Manager for Howard Leight/Sperian Hearing Protection, LLC. “By expanding our social media outreach, we are able to educate more people of the dangers and prevention of noise-induced hearing loss at work and at home.”

The expanded program includes the new HLHearForever channel on YouTube (http://youtube.com/hlhearforever), which features interviews with Hearing Conservation experts Brad K. Witt, Sperian Hearing Protection Director of Hearing Conservation, and Dr. Theresa Y. Schulz, Sperian Hearing Protection Hearing Conservation Manager, covers topics such as military and hearing; how to properly fit an ear plug; motivating workers to value their hearing; and changing attitudes about noise-induced hearing loss.

The new HearForever Blog (http://hearforever.org/blogs) features posts by Brad K. Witt, Dr. Theresa Y. Schulz, and Renee S. Bessette – all discussing topics based on overall Hearing Conservation and the importance of hearing safety at work and at home.

HearForever.org provides information on the latest advances, research, and discoveries of noise-induced hearing loss detection and prevention. The site is an extensive source for educational, informative and motivational materials including articles, case studies, white papers, presentations, and collateral.

Hearing Conservation Programs are an ever-changing, evolving process,” said Bessette. “Our goal is to continually educate those involved with Hearing Conservation and hearing loss prevention activities with an extensive educational portal to address various topics and current trends.”

Follow the HearForever Blog at: http://www.hearforever.org/blogs and see the new videos at www.youtube.com/hlhearforever.

About Howard Leight®/Sperian Hearing Protection, LLC

Howard Leight/Sperian Hearing Protection, LLC is a leading global provider of passive and intelligent hearing protection solutions, and the founder of the HearForever™ initiative. For over 30 years, Howard Leight has pursued the prevention of occupational hearing loss through innovation in hearing protection design, technology, performance and comfort, and the promotion of progressive Hearing Conservation Programs. Leading solutions include the highest attenuating Max® single-use earplug; patented Air Flow Control™ technology for optimal earmuff attenuation; QuietDose™ personal in-ear dosimetry; and the industry-changing VeriPRO® ear plug fit testing system. Visit: http://www.howardleight.com.

Visit the HearForever website at http://www.hearforever.org. Follow @HearForeverOrg on Twitter at http://twitter.com/HearForeverOrg and on Facebook at http://facebook.com/HearForever.

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Resource Links

· Blog: http://www.hearforever.org/blogs

· Facebook: http://facebook.com/HearForever

· LinkedIn: http://linkd.in/9sdVIk

· Twitter: _http://twitter.com/HearForeverOrg

· YouTube: www.youtube.com/hlhearforever

Public Relations contact (Boston): Don Goncalves of Tiziani Whitmyre, dgoncalves@tizinc.com, 781-793-9380


Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010

Howard Leight Offers Free Samples of New Pilot Push-in Ear Plugs for Occupational Hearing Protection

SMITHFIELD, RHODE ISLAND, USA, March 23, 2010 – Howard Leight® is offering employers and workers free samples of its new Pilot™ push-in ear plugs for occupational hearing protection. Pilot features an innovative hybrid design offering superior performance, long-wear comfort, and total control over fit.

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Visitors to http://www.howardleight.com/trypilot can learn about Pilot’s features and benefits, view the ear plug in 3D, and request a free sample pack of five pairs of Pilot ear plugs.

“Ear plugs should feel good all the time, not just some of the time. The best way to appreciate Pilot is to ‘try Pilot’ yourself,” said Renee Bessette, COHC, Marketing Manager, Howard Leight/Sperian Hearing Protection.

Pilot’s ergonomic design provides instant hearing protection upon proper insertion and defends against additional occupational noise hazards by offering:

  • Simple Fit – Pilot inserts easily into the ear with a simple fingertip twist of the non-obtrusive Navigation Stem for a quick, snug and comfortable fit. Pilot’s no-roll insertion delivers instant protection upon proper insertion.
  • Great Comfort – Pilot’s soft, pearl-skinned Howard Leight polyurethane foam is resilient, easy-to-clean, and delivers reliable, long-wearing performance. Pilot adapts to the shape of the ear canal for a more comfortable fit – for short or long-term hearing protection.
  • Reliable Protection – With an NRR 26 rating, Pilot provides ideal, consistent hearing protection and ensures appropriate attenuation in medium to low noise environments (95 dB or less).
  • Multi-Day Use – Pilot ear plugs can be used for up to several work days/shifts without impacting its overall performance. Pilot delivers an improved cost-benefit for safety managers managing tight PPE budgets.

View a 3D demo and request a free sample pack of five pairs of the new Pilot push-in ear plugs at http://www.howardleight.com/trypilot.

About Howard Leight
Howard Leight is the founder of the HearForever™ initiative. For over 30 years, Howard Leight has pursued the prevention Howard Leight/Sperian Hearing Protection, LLC is a leading global provider of passive and intelligent hearing protection solutions, and the of occupational noise-induced hearing loss through innovation in hearing protection design, technology, performance and comfort, and the promotion of progressive Hearing Conservation Programs. Leading solutions include the highest attenuating Max® single-use earplug; patented Air Flow Control™ technology for optimal earmuff attenuation; QuietDose™ personal in-ear dosimetry; and the industry-changing VeriPRO® earplug fit testing system. Visit: www.howardleight.com.

Visit the Howard Leight website at http://www.howardleight.com. Follow us on Twitter (@HowardLeight) at http://twitter.com/HowardLeight.

About Sperian Protection
With nearly 6,000 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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Public Relations contact, Boston: Tiziani Whitmyre Inc., http://www.tizinc.com/public-relations


Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

Motivating Workers to be Ear-Responsible

hearforever_final-logo-332“Da be way oo roec your hearing rom haardu noi eboer i oo onidindly oo hearing roecer around loud noi.”

These may seem like nonsense words to a reader, but this is what normal speech and conversation may sound like to an employee who lives with noise-induced hearing loss. (*For a translation, see the end of our article linked below.)

Safety professionals know the hazards of loud noise, but how can we convey that risk awareness to workers, and motivate them to take personal and pro-active actions? Read any Hearing Conservation regulation cover to cover, and the word motivation never appears. But the safety-savvy employer will know that motivation is the keystone to preventing noise-induced hearing loss. Motivated employees take responsibility for protecting their hearing both on- and off-the-job, rather than just viewing hearing protectors as a workplace compliance issue.

Read more for three tools used in successful Hearing Conservation Programs for instilling the risk awareness that motivates workers to take action to conserve their own hearing:  http://www.hearforever.org/tools-to-educate/motivating-workers-to-be-ear-responsible

Follow HearForever on Twitter (#HearForeverOrg) at http://www.twitter.com/HearForeverOrg and find us on Facebook at http://facebook.com/HearForever.

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Public Relations contact, Boston: Tiziani Whitmyre Inc., http://www.tizinc.com/public-relations


Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

Howard Leight’s New Pilot Push-in Ear Plug Delivers Occupational Hearing Protection with Innovative, Hybrid Design

SMITHFIELD, RHODE ISLAND, USA, January 26, 2010 – Howard Leight® today officially introduced the new Pilotpush-in ear plug for occupational hearing protection – featuring an innovative hybrid design that combines the performance and cost savings of Quiet® multiple-use ear plug with the superior comfort of Max® single-use ear plug to deliver long-wearing comfort and total control over fit.

Pilot“Ear plugs should feel good all the time, not just some of the time. That’s why we created Pilot,” said Renee Bessette, COHC, Marketing Manager, Howard Leight/Sperian Hearing Protection, LLC. “We have harnessed our knowledge of people-oriented comfort and excellence in polyurethane foam technology to provide workers with the next level of comfort, fit and hearing protection in an ear plug.”

Pilot’s ergonomic design provides instant hearing protection upon proper insertion, and defends against additional occupational noise hazards by offering:

  • Simple Fit – Pilot inserts easily into your ear with a simple fingertip twist of the non-obtrusive Navigation Stem for a quick, snug and comfortable fit. Pilot’s no-roll insertion delivers instant protection upon proper insertion and there is no wait for the fit to be complete.

  • Great Comfort - Pilot’s soft, pearl-skinned Howard Leight polyurethane foam is resilient and easy-to-clean, delivering reliable, long-wearing performance. The Pilot push-in ear plug adapts to the shape of the ear canal for a more comfortable fit – for eight minutes or eight hours of hearing protection.

  • Reliable Protection - With an NRR 26 rating, Pilot provides ideal, consistent hearing protection and ensures appropriate attenuation in medium to low noise environments (95 dB or less).

  • Multi-Day Use - Pilot push-in ear plugs can be used for up to several work days/shifts without impacting its overall performance and delivers an improved cost-benefit for safety managers who need to manage tight PPE budgets.

“By creating, and improving, innovative hearing protection technology, we continue to honor our commitment to hearing conservation in the workplace and the prevention of noise-induced hearing loss,” said Bessette.

For more information visit http://www.howardleight.com/family/index/43/?locale=us.

About Howard Leight

Howard Leight/Sperian Hearing Protection, LLC is a leading global provider of passive and intelligent hearing protection solutions, and the founder of the HearForever™ initiative. For over 30 years, Howard Leight has pursued the prevention of occupational noise-induced hearing loss through innovation in hearing protection design, technology, performance and comfort, and the promotion of progressive Hearing Conservation Programs. Leading solutions include the highest attenuating Max® single-use earplug; patented Air Flow Control™ technology for optimal earmuff attenuation; QuietDose™ personal in-ear dosimetry; and the industry-changing VeriPRO® earplug fit testing system. Visit: www.howardleight.com.

Visit the Howard Leight website at www.howardleight.com. Follow us on Twitter (@HowardLeight) at twitter.com/HowardLeight.

About Sperian Protection

With nearly 6,000 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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Public Relations contact, Boston: Tiziani Whitmyre Inc., http://www.tizinc.com/public-relations


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