SOURCE: Westone Laboratories, Inc.

Westone Laboratories, Inc.

May 29, 2012 16:41 ET

Westone Launches DefendEar Subject-Fit NRR Rated Custom Industrial Hearing Protection

Westone Laboratories, Inc., Launches DefendEar Custom Hearing Protection Line With Subject-Fit NRR Ratings Specifically Designed for the Needs of the Industrial Safety Market

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO--(Marketwire - May 29, 2012) - Westone Laboratories, Inc., a leading manufacturer of custom hearing protection devices, has launched a new line of DefendEar custom hearing protection specifically designed and subject-fit NRR rated for the needs of industrial safety.

"Our new sustainable DefendEar industrial line of HPDs offer the well-known benefits of custom lab designed and manufactured hearing protection: high comfort, situation-appropriate noise protection, and environmental friendliness, all hand-crafted in our lab in Colorado Springs," describes Marketing Director David Slepak.

Four application-specific models give industrial safety officers the ability to design a hearing conservation plan appropriately matched to the noise of their environment and avoid the known safety implications of overprotecting workers.

"These subject-fit NRR (SF) data are valuable to safety compliance officers and industrial hygienists because they give real world performance of HPDs. NRR (SF) values can be directly subtracted from A-weighted Time Weighted Average values to produce the worker's protected TWA. There's no more of the NRR de-rating hassles associated with the EPA required NRR labeling," explains Scott Lake, DefendEar manager of engineering & technical sales.

The DefendEar Max, Lite, Convertible and Convertible Comm make up the core models in the new product line. All DefendEar industrial hearing production earpieces use Westone's proprietary OtoBlast medical grade silicone and Slick-Sil AM* anti-microbial coating to achieve the perfect combination of durability, attenuation, and comfort. Westone offers comprehensive industry tailored options, including metal detectability, integrated communication, and filtered solutions for enhanced awareness.

Westone will exhibit these products, as well as other models in the DefendEar HPD product line, at the American Society of Safety Engineers 2012 Exposition in Denver, CO, on June 3-5, 2012.

Additional information and ordering information for DefendEar custom hearing protection can be found on a newly created DefendEar industrial website at

About Westone Laboratories, Inc.
Founded in 1959, Westone is a leading designer, manufacturer, and distributor of custom in-ear communication and hearing protection products. The Company is a major supplier of custom earpieces for hearing aids, custom hearing protection products, in-ear musicians' monitors, premium earphones for personal listening, and specialty communication products for military and law enforcement agencies. For more information or press review units, contact David Slepak, marketing director, Westone Laboratories, Inc., 2235 Executive Circle, Colorado Springs, CO 80906. Call toll-free 1-800-525-5071, e-mail, or visit

*Slick-Sil AM* is a registered trademark licensed from Surface Solutions Group, LLC.

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