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Sperian Protection Acquires doseBusters USA, Inc. Expansion in Intelligent Hearing Protection Solutions
Date: Sep 15, 2008
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Featured firm in this article: doseBuster's USA Inc of State College, PA

Paris -- Sperian Protection announces today the acquisition of doseBusters™ USA, a pioneer in personal noise dosimetry technology. This acquisition represents the latest step in Sperian's strategy of providing a comprehensive set of intelligent hearing protection solutions.

doseBusters was founded in 2000, and has been developing and commercializing a complete personal noise dosimetry solution, the Exposure Smart Protectorâ„¢. The product utilizes a patented approach that integrates traditional occupational hearing protection (earplugs or earmuffs) with personal noise dosimetry to provide real-time monitoring, measurement, and documentation of an individual's actual noise exposure in the workplace. The personal noise exposure data helps safety managers make informed decisions to reduce occupational noise-induced hearing loss, more effectively deploy their workforce in high noise environments, and select the appropriate hearing protection solution for each individual.

The primary target markets include heavy industries like oil and gas, petrochemical, metals fabrication and mining industries where workers are exposed to high levels of noise.

doseBusters will be combined with Howard Leight and Nacre, becoming part of Sperian's global hearing protection unit based in San Diego, California.

Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

About Sperian Protection
With nearly 6200 employees worldwide, Sperian Protection is resolutely geared towards international markets.
The world leader in personal protective equipment (hearing, eye, respiratory and fall protection, gloves, clothing and footwear), the Group offers innovative products adapted to high-risk environments so that all workers in the manufacturing and services industries can work with confidence.

Sperian Protection is listed on Euronext's Eurolist and on the SBF120. It is eligible for the SRD deferred settlement system.