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Shooting Sports: New Year, New Gear

Kick 2022 off right with all-new Howard Leight hearing protection options that fit, perform, and look better than ever  

CANTON, MA (January 5, 2022) – Welcome to 2022. Here’s to getting back to normal, chasing your passions, and doing all the things you love that bring excitement and joy to your life. Whatever those activities look like, they’ll require good hearing to experience fully. So, as a hunter or shooting sports enthusiast, you owe it to yourself and your loved ones to practice safety on the range or in the field. That safety regimen includes protecting your hearing from the dangerous sounds produced by every pull of the trigger.

Far too many lifelong hunters and shooting sports participants have learned about hearing loss the hard way. If left unprotected, the delicate structures inside our ears can be repeatedly injured by gunfire. The damage is incremental – largely painless and happening over time – so most people don’t realize it’s taking place until it’s too late. Unfortunately, this includes people who think they are protecting their hearing, but are wearing hearing protection that doesn’t perform, often because it doesn’t fit correctly.

The good news is that such injuries are largely preventable through the consistent use of appropriate and properly fitted hearing protection.

Howard Leight has been making innovative and trusted hearing-protection products for shooting sports enthusiasts for over 40 years. The company has been awarded over 160 patents to date, nearly 40 more are pending, and the original thinking has never ceased.

All-new hearing protection choices to meet the specific and growing needs of an even wider range of shooting sports enthusiasts is the big story from Howard Leight in 2022. New product introductions include two exciting new ImpactTM Sport In-Ear electronic hearing protectors, seven new Impact Sport Bluetooth® electronic muffs, and an all-new Youth/Adult Small size in Impact Sport Bluetooth and Impact Sport Classic to provide an improved fit on many women, youth, and men with smaller heads. Howard Leight’s objective? Give hunters and shooting sports enthusiasts more options for quality, long-lasting hearing protection that fits, performs, and looks better than ever.

Two ALL-NEW Impact Sport In-Ear Models

NEW Howard LeightTM ImpactTM Sport In-Ear Hear-Through Protection with Amplification is designed for hunters and shooting sports participants who want comfortable, lightweight, high-NRR in-ear hearing protection that allows them to easily hear or amplify what’s going on around them. Featuring a 29dB NRR, Hear-Through volume control with 8 different volume override increments to optimize hearing in the field for up to 6X sound enhancement, Impact Sport In-Ear Hear-Through Protection with Amplification stops amplification when loud impulse sounds exceed 85dB when operated in the power-on/default setting. It’s powered by a rechargeable 200 mAh lithium battery that delivers up to 50 hours of run time on a full, two-hour charge. Three pairs of foam ear tips (small, medium and large) and flexible, moldable ear hooks provide a customized and secure fit on any wearer. A USB-C charging port, charging cable and compact carrying case complete the package. The new Howard Leight Impact Sport In-Ear Hear-Through with Amplification comes in a stealthy OD Green color and is an ideal option for hunters. MSRP is $120.

NEW Howard LeightTM ImpactTM Sport In-Ear Hear-Through Protection with Bluetooth® is designed for hunters and shooting sports enthusiasts who want comfortable, lightweight, high-NRR in-ear hearing protection that allows them to easily hear or amplify what’s going on around them with the additional advantages of Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity for wireless audio streaming. Featuring a 29dB NRR, individual Bluetooth button with volume control and separate Hear-Through volume control, the device actively listens and automatically stops amplification when loud impulse sounds exceed 85dB. It’s powered by a rechargeable 200 mAh lithium battery that delivers up to 50 hours of run time on a full, two-hour charge. Three pairs of foam ear tips (small, medium and large) and flexible, moldable ear hooks provide a customized and secure fit on any wearer. A USB-C charging port, charging cable and compact carrying case complete the package. The new Howard Leight Impact Sport In-Ear Hear-Through with Bluetooth comes in black and is an ideal option for anyone who wants lightweight, high-NRR protection with the additional advantages of hear-through technology and Bluetooth connectivity for wireless audio streaming. MSRP is $165.

Hunter/Shooter-Favorite Impact Sport Electronic Muffs with NEW Size, Color, and Bluetooth Options

The NEW Howard LeightTM ImpactTM Sport Bluetooth® electronic earmuff retains everything customers love about the popular Impact Sport Classic muff while offering new levels of performance and functionality via Bluetooth 5.0 Sync technology and faster, .05 millisecond sound-activated compression. NEW Impact Sport Bluetooth features a 21dB NRR, up to 4X amplification, 4-hour auto shutoff, separate volume controls for Bluetooth and ambient sound, and a new rechargeable Li-ion battery that can be recharged in two hours and offers up to 20 hours of operation per charge. It’s available in five exciting color choices and two sizes – including all-new Youth/Adult Small – to meet the distinct needs and preferences of an even wider range of shooting sports enthusiasts. A special Impact Sport Bluetooth Promo Pack consisting of one pair of Impact Sport Bluetooth muffs in a one-off Metallic Charcoal Gray color and a bonus set of gel ear cushions (NRR 19) is also available. In all, there are seven new Impact Sport Bluetooth models to choose from. MSRP is $149 – $159.

Don’t want or need Bluetooth connectivity? Women, youth, and men with smaller heads can now experience the advantages of proven and reliable Howard LeightTM ImpactTM Sport Classic features and performance with an all-new Youth/Adult Small size that delivers an improved fit on an even wider range of shooting sports enthusiasts. Featuring all the familiar and time-tested Impact Sport features like a 22dB NRR, extremely low-profile earcup design with cutouts, up to 4X amplification, sound-activated compression of noise over 82dB, AUX jack, premium padded headband, recessed stereo microphones, single control knob, and auto 4-hour shutoff, NEW Impact Sport Classic Youth/Adult Small is available in two colors – Metallic Charcoal Gray or Berry Pink. MSRP is $84.

Combined with Howard Leight’s expansive lineup of existing hearing protection models and styles, these new ImpactTM Sport In-Ear electronic hearing protectors, new Impact Sport Bluetooth® electronic muffs, and new Youth/Adult Small size options in Impact Sport Bluetooth and Impact Sport Classic give shooting sports enthusiasts unprecedented options for selecting effective and comfortable hearing protection that not only fits their anatomy, but fits their lifestyle and personal preferences as well.

Whatever your exciting plans may be in the coming year and beyond, enjoying them fully will require good hearing. So, consider making 2022 the year you make a commitment to yourself and loved ones to start doing a better job at protecting your hearing. With Howard Leight’s extensive and trusted line of hearing-protection products rooted in over 40 years of research and innovation, you’ve never had more options

ABOUT HONEYWELL HOWARD LEIGHT

Honeywell Safety Products empower individuals and families across the globe to enjoy more and worry less. Our high-quality hearing and eye protection help people to more safely enjoy the events and activities they love. Our broad selection of comfortable and stylish protective eyewear delivers safety without compromise, many of which meet ANSI high-impact standards and offer UVA/UVB protection. Building on over 30 years of innovation, we’re continually developing new designs, materials and technologies to enhance comfort and protection for industry trade professionals, recreational and competitive shooters, DIY homeowners, and all fans of live music and sporting events. Whatever your passion, trust Howard Leight to block out the noise so you can listen to what’s important, while staying safely focused on the big moments that matter. Learn more at howardleightshootingsports.com.

CONTACT:

Josh Lantz

Traditions Media, LLC

josh@traditionsmedia.com

219.728.8996

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