04.01.06

Howard Leight Percap banded earplugs fold for convenient access to hearing protection

-- Ideal for workers exposed to intermittent noise, PerCap has pods to seal ear canals

Smithfield, RI -- Hearing protection leader Howard Leight has announced the availability of PerCap®, the only folding banded earplugs available in the personal protection equipment [PPE] market. A semi-aural protector, PerCap's soft polyurethane ear pods seal the opening of the ear canal and offer lower attenuation, making them ideal for workers exposed to low levels of hazardous noise.

"PerCap offers workers a true alternative in hearing protection," said Renee Bessette, COHC, Senior Marketing/Communications Specialist. "Many workers are exposed to either intermittent or lower levels of hazardous noise. PerCap's folding design offers convenient access as it is easy to stow in a pocket and don when hearing protection is needed. Plus, its non-intrusive ear pods are ideal for workers who do not like to insert earplugs into their ear canals."

Extremely lightweight, PerCap offers wearers a high degree of comfort over both short and long periods of time. PerCap's multiple-position band can be worn under-the-chin, over-the-head and behind-the-neck. Optimal attenuation, NRR 21, is obtained when PerCap is worn under-the-chin, and NRR 20 when worn properly in the two alternative positions, providing reliable protection for many workplaces.

Originally developed by Howard Leight sister company Bilsom, PerCap has been enhanced by Howard Leight's patented polyurethane foam molding technology and signature orange-colored ear pods. Extending PerCap's performance, replacement ear pods are available separately.

Since its beginnings as a one-man operation more than 30 years ago, Howard Leight Industries has grown into one of the largest manufacturers of in-ear hearing protection in the industrial market and is widely recognized as an innovator in protection and fit. Since 2001 Howard Leight has been a part of the Bacou-Dalloz™ Hearing Safety Group.

Combining the innovation and expertise of Howard Leight® Earplugs and Bilsom® Earmuffs, the Bacou-Dalloz Hearing Safety Group is a world leader in hearing safety.

Bacou-Dalloz is the world leader in the design, manufacture and sale of personal protective equipment, offering a comprehensive range of safety products designed to protect people from hazards in the workplace. The Group specializes in head protection equipment (eye and face, respiratory and hearing protection), body protection equipment (clothing, gloves and footwear) and fall protection equipment. With a worldwide presence and over 6,000 people, Bacou-Dalloz endeavors to contribute to ongoing improvements in workplace health and safety by providing innovative, comfort-engineered products that workers want to wear. The Group's products are sold through a worldwide network of distributor partners for use in all sectors of activity (construction, manufacturing, telecommunications, homeland security, petrochemicals, medical, public services, etc.). Bacou-Dalloz is listed on the Premier Marché of the Euronext stock exchange in Paris, and is part of the SBF 120 index.


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