11.01.11

New Howard Leight MAX Small Earplugs Maximize Hearing Protection and Comfort for People with Smaller Ear Canals

SMITHFIELD, RHODE ISLAND, USA — Honeywell Safety Products today introduced MAX® Small earplugs — an extension to the flagship Howard Leight® MAX single-use earplug family. MAX Small’s reduced size offers people with smaller ear canals a more comfortable fit and high attenuation (NRR 30).

MAX Small has the same bell shape and patented varied-cell polyurethane foam as the standard MAX earplug, though is 20% smaller in geometry.

Through customer feedback and evaluations with Howard Leight’s VeriPRO® ear plug fit testing system, employees with smaller ear canals have reported trouble obtaining a good fit – and adequate protection – from other high attenuating roll-down foam earplugs on the market.

“The right ear plug should feel comfortable in the ear canal without compromising protection. MAX Small meets that need by ensuring a high level of attenuation and a more comfortable fit as in a single-use foam earplug,” said Renee S. Bessette, COHC, Global Brand Manager, Howard Leight / Honeywell Safety Products.

In end-user trials involving automobile manufacturing workers and safety inspectors, individuals with smaller ear canals have reported achieving a better in-ear fit — and attained higher attention — with MAX Small earplugs than with the use of larger single-use earplugs.

MAX Small is available in both corded and uncorded models, and is available immediately from industrial safety distributors in the US and Canada.

For more information, visit http://www.howardleight.com/earplugs/max-small.

About Howard Leight
Under the Howard Leight brand, Honeywell Safety Products is a leading global provider of passive and intelligent hearing protection solutions, and is 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 www.howardleight.com and follow us on Twitter at www.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 http://www.honeywellnow.com.

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