Product Family

QB2HYG Banded Earplugs

Supra-aural banded protection

Howard Leight

Product Numbers



SLC80 21dB Class 3. Approved to AS/NZS 1270:2002.


QB2HYG Replacement Pods

Key Features

  • Soft pods rest partially in the ear for a balance of protection and comfort 
  • Patented band design prevents ear pods from touching dirty or contaminated surfaces 
  • Lightweight and portable designed especially for environments with intermittent noise hazards 
  • Includes pair of replacement pods

Recommended Industries/Use



  • 29 CFR 1910.95 - OSHA Occupational Noise Exposure (US)
  • ANSI S3.19-1974 - Attenuation Test Protocol (US)
  • Part II, (R.S.C. 1985, c. L-2) - Canada Labour Code
  • Z94.2-1994 - Attenuation Test Protocl (CAN)
  • 2003/10/EC - EU Hearing Directive
  • 89/686/EEC - EU Directive/PPE
  • Category II - EC Category/PPE
  • EN 352-2:1993 - EU Standards
  • EN-24869-1:1993 - EU Standards
  • NOHSC: 1007 (2000) - National Standard for Occupational Noise (AUS/NZ)
  • NR 15 - Security and Health of Work, Annexes 1 and 2, n°3.214/1978 - Occupational Noise Regulations (BR)
  • ANSI S12.6/1997 - Method B - Attenuation Test Protocol (BR)
  • 9001:2008 - ISO

Historical Brand

Howard Leight


Orange [pod], Orange [band]

Pod Shape



Foam [pod], Polypropylene [band]


Resealable Bag



Canada Class





21 dB / Class 3

EU Certifications

  • European Directives – 89/686/EEC
  • EC Category PPE – Category II
  • Standards – EN 352-2:1993 / EN-24869-1:1993
  • EC Certification Number – 991028
  • EC Attestation Number – E 199920168
  • Laboratory – B.G.I.A.


AUS Certifications

  • Standardsmark License #1579

EU Certificate - QB2HYG

EU Certificate - QB2HYG

EU Certificate - Earplugs

EC Declaration of conformity The manufacturer SPERIAN HEARING PROTECTION, LLC, 7828 Waterville Rd. San Diego, CA 92154 United States declares that the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) items listed below, conform with the provisions of Council Directive 89/686/EEC and, where applicable, with the national standard, tr

QB2 Banded Earplugs AUSNZ(1)

QB2 Banded Earplugs AUSNZ

DOC2655 HEAR AFF Earplug Fit 508x800 GBd_original

1 1 1 2 2 2 3 3 3 No-Roll Foam Roll-Down Foam Multiple-Use Banded Matrix™ Max SmartFit QB2HYG 213 Keys to Successful Hearing Protection with Earplugs Reach over your head with a free hand, pull your ear up and back, and insert the earplug well inside your ear canal. While holding the stem, reach a hand over your head a

DOC2653 HEAR AFF Earplug Fit 508x800 SPa

Claves Para una Proteccin Auditiva Correcta con Tapones Uso • Lea y siga todas las instrucciones de colocaccin de los tapones para los odos. Seleccin • Evite la sobreproteccin en ambientes donde el ruido sea mnimo: al seleccionar los mejores tapones en su situacin, considere los niveles de ruido y su necesidad de comun

DOC2654 HEAR AFF Earplug Fit 508x800 FRa

Conseils pour insrer efficacement vos bouchons d’oreille Utilisation • Lire et suivre attentivement le mode d’emploi Slection • Eviter la sur-protection dans un environnement faible niveau sonore • Slectionner la protection auditive la plus adquate en fonction du niveau sonore, des besoins de communication avec les co

Hearing Thermometer POST AU

M1Rifle 161 dB Fireworks 162 dB Handgun 166 dB Apollo Lift-Off 188 dB Shotgun 170 dB Artillery Fire 162 dB Firecracker 150 dB Balloon Pop 157 dB Jet Engine Take-Off 150 dB Engine Backfire 140 dB Bicycle Horn 143 dB Dynamite Blast 140 dB Pig Squeal 130 dB Jackhammer 130 dB Auto Racing 130 dB Oxygen Torch 121 dB Hammer o

Earplug Fitting Poste AU

Earplug Fitting Instructions Keys to Successful Hearing Protection with Earplugs Wear Read and follow all earplug fitting instructions. Selection Avoid overprotection in minimal noise environments – in selecting the best earplug for your situation, consider noise levels and your need to communicate with co-workers or h

POST14 Care and Maintenance

CARE AND MAINTENANCE Single-Use Earplugs Inspect Inspect prior to fitting, examine your earplugs for dirt, damage or extreme hardness —discard immediately if compromised. Discard For proper hygiene, discard Single-Use earplugs after use. Hygiene To maintain hygiene standards, Single-Use earplugs should be discarded at

  1. Position the band under your chin. 
  2. Use your hands to press the ear pods well into the ear canal using an inward motion. 
  3. Protection levels are improved by pulling your ear up and back when fitting as shown.
  4. In a noisy environment, lightly press the band inward with your fingertips as shown. You should not notice a significant difference in noise level. 
  5. Proper Fit – If either or both earplugs do not seem to be fitted properly, remove the earplug and reinsert. 
  6. Removal – Gently twist earplug while slowly pulling in an outward motion for removal. 
  7. Acoustical Check – In a noisy environment, with earplugs inserted, cup your hands over your ears and release. Earplugs should block enough noise so that covering your ears with your hands should not result in a significant noise difference.


  • INSPECT – Prior to fitting, examine your earpods for dirt, damage or extreme hardness—discard immediately if compromised.
  • CLEAN – Wash pods and bands with mild soap and warm water only. Pat dry with a towel. Do not treat with any other substances, as the earpods may degrade and compromise use.
  • REPLACE – Replace pods every 2-4 weeks to ensure optimal protection and performance.


Honeywell Safety Products Australia / New Zealand

Honeywell Safety Products Australia Pty Ltd

45 Grosvenor Street,

Abbotsford, Victoria 3067

Australia Tel: 1300 139 166

Australia Fax: 1300 362 491

New Zealand Tel: 0800 322 200

New Zealand Fax: 0800 322 266

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