Honeywell Safety Products has introduced the next generation of its digital radio and sound amplification earmuffs to its Howard Leight Sync line. The update of the company’s Sync Stereo earmuff line includes the ability to listen to mp3 devices.

The new Sync Digital AM/FM Radio, Sync Hi-Vis® AM/FM Radio, and Sync Electo® combine hearing protection, high-fidelity sound, and the ability for individuals to listen to the radio or personal listening devices, such as an iPhone or other digital music player mobile phone.

Howard Leight said in its press announcements that it included the new radio and music listening features because studies have shown that workers who are allowed to wear hearing protectors that integrate personal listening devices and AM/FM radios are more productive and motivated on the job.

The new Sync models include:

  • Sync Digital AM/FM Radio, which includes high-fidelity audio with a digital interface that automatically searches for AM and FM stations, and can store up to 10 stations in memory.
  • Sync Hi-Vis Digital AM/FM Radio, which incorporates the functionality of the new Sync AM-FM Digital radio earmuff with bright green ear cups for highly noticeable contrast in dark settings. For increased visibility and job safety, this model also features a reflective headband that illuminates when exposed to light.
  • Sync Electo combines the entertainment benefits of Sync Digital AM/FM Radio with advanced sound amplification technology for improved situational awareness. Directionally placed stereo microphones amplify and enhance ambient sound up to 82 dB, providing protection from hazardous noise while allowing workers to hear important communications, including alarms, warning signals, and co-worker’s voices.

The three new models incorporate other features of Howard Leight’s original Sync Stereo earmuff, introduced in March 2011. For more information, visit Howard Leight’s Web site.

SOURCE: Howard Leight