FEATURE STORY | 11.12.15

Honeywell Announces Hearing Conservation Toolbox Mobile Application

One-Stop Information Resource for Workplace Hearing Safety for Use on Apple iPad®

SMITHFIELD, R.I., Nov 12, 2015 — Noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) is a major concern of safety managers, affecting approximately 22 million U.S. workers and costing $242 million annually in workers’ compensation, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

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New Howard Leight/Bilsom Hearingportal.com goes live
The Bacou-Dalloz Hearing Safety Group has launched a new website, www.hearingportal.com, combining the informational assets of both Howard Leight and Bilsom brands, to provide safety managers with a new global resource for their hearing conservation programs.
Hearing loss no longer the ''price we pay'' for construction work, says industry expert
While noise hazards have not changed significantly in the past twenty years, the ability to protect construction workers has advanced significantly, according to Brad Witt, Audiology and Regulatory Affairs Manager for the Hearing Safety Group of PPE industry leader Bacou-Dalloz. Better technology in noise measurement, innovations in hearing protection devices (HPDs), and a heightened understanding of how to manage competing hazards can all contribute to improved hearing conservation efforts in construction and similar industries.
Bilsom introduces full range of specialty application earmuffs
Building on their popular noise blocking and sound management earmuff brands, Bilsom is introducing several new models to meet a wide range of specialty applications. Thunder®, Leightning® and Clarity® series earmuffs can now mount directly on hard hats, or fold away for convenience. Leightning is also available with a special neckband for use when other protective gear is being worn, such as face shields or visors.
Bilsom incorporates axclusive Air Flow Control technology into Thunder and Leightning earmuff lines
-- Patented AFC technology improves attenuation
 -- New design offers convenience of snap-in ear cushions
Brad K. Witt joins BACOU-DALLOZ hearing safety group as audiology and regulatory affairs manager
-- Recognized authority on occupational audiology and hearing conservation to provide training worldwide
Howard Leight Matrix earplugs win compliance magazine commitment to worker safety award
-- Prestigious award recognizes innovation, impact on safety and ease of use
-- Award ceremony to be held at National Safety Council Congress & Expo
Howard Leight introduces new and improved Max earplugs
-- Modified design and new, softer material improve comfort and performance
-- 33 dB Noise Reduction Rating (NRR) provides improved attenuation
Popular Smartfit earplugs now available in detectable models and with cotton cords
-- SmartFit's Conforming Material Technology provides personalized fit for maximum comfort at off-the-shelf product pricing
Industry leader calls for new approach to hearing protection
-- Advises safety professionals to look beyond noise reduction ratings
-- Advocates new ''4-C's'' approach based on human factors and technology
Howard Leight reinvents cylinder earplugs
-- New design and material improve fit and performance
-- Patented ''no-roll'' foam construction eases insertion, adds comfort
-- Uniform attenuation profile blocks noise while voice can be heard more naturally

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