Smithfield, RI — Honeywell Safety Products has introduced MAX® Small earplugs, an extension to the company’s Howard Leight® MAX single-use earplug line. MAX Small’s reduced size is designed to offer 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, but is 20% smaller in geometry.
Through customer feedback and evaluations with Howard Leight’s VeriPRO® ear plug fit testing system, Honeywell says that workers with smaller ear canals have reported trouble obtaining a good fit, which compromises their hearing protection.
"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.
Honeywell also stated that end-user trials involving automobile manufacturing workers and safety inspectors have shown that individuals with smaller ear canals have reported achieving a better in-ear fit and attained higher attention with its new MAX Small earplugs than with the use of larger single-use earplugs.