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Shipped from Salt Lake 🇺🇸 - Free shipping on orders of $30+

Shipped from Salt Lake 🇺🇸 - Free shipping on orders of $30+

Shipped from Salt Lake 🇺🇸 - Free shipping on orders of $30+

Shipped from Salt Lake 🇺🇸 - Free shipping on orders of $30+

Eco-friendly Earplugs from Happy Ears

  • Our Story

    Happy Ears exists because more than 1Bil single use earplugs are used and thrown away every year.

     

    Founded in 2010, Happy Ears was born from its founder's loss of hearing (in one ear) after a surfing accident in Bali and a subsequent ear infection. Fortunately his hearing returned, but for one year he was forced to wear a bright orange earplug in one ear and a blue one in the other. He grew to hate these earplugs and vowed to create something better. After two years of design and development, Happy Ears were launched into hundreds of retail pharmacies in Sweden.

     

    As of January 2023 Happy Ears has sold well over 1mil packages. That's a lot of ears! Since our inception Happy Ears have been sold at many of the world's largest retailers including Boots UK, MoMA, Nordstoms, Loft Tokyo, Selfridges, Colette and Le Bon Marche Paris, etc. In 2020, under new management, Happy Ears made the decision to exit the retial market and sell Happy Ears exclusively online @Happyearsearplugs. The decision to move sales online was a major departure for Happy Ears, but necessary to help the company move closer to its customers and to move faster towards offering new eco-friendly earplugs.

     

    Since our launch, we've been fortunate to be the official partner of SXSW, Lollapalooza, Reeperbahn, Red Bull and many more. Happy Ears has also been recognized by the likes of Wired, National Geographic Traveler, Forbes, Vogue Japan, Cool Hunting, The Times UK, Women's Health and The Strategist.

     

    With traditional single use earplugs still making up 90%+ of all earplug sales globally, we have much work to do. We look forward to the challenges ahead and to continuing to serve our customers.

  • Our Earplugs

    We didn't start our journey making eco-friendly earplugs. Since our inception in 2010 our focus has been to offer consumers a high quality reusable alternative to the "traditional" earplug for whatever the need.

     

    Today Happy Ears are offered in sizes small, medium and large with a unique oval shape and short soft stem. This design was made to replicate the inner ear canal to ensure comfort and effectiveness. Our Original earplugs, which are still made in Sweden, are made of an FDA approved medical grade plastic ensuring the highest quality possible. When used daily most use a single pair of Happy Ears for approximately one year. When used only occasionally one pair will last many years. This durability enhances sustainability and offers consumers the best value for their money.

     

    In 2020 Happy Ears broke away from its Original discrete earplug to launch Happy Ears Recycled, our first eco-friendly earplug. This earplug is made of 100% recycled plastics upcycled from our own production waste to further reduce Happy Ears environmental footprint. Yes, we make earplugs and they’re plastic, but our commitment to reduce industry waste stands in contradiction to an industry where more than 1Bil single use products are used and thrown away every year. When you know most use a single pair of Happy Ears (daily) for one year then you know if every earplug user simply made the change to Happy Ears, industry waste would be reduced by 90%+. Knowing this, we could have stopped with our Original and green-washed our way to success, but why accept any waste?

     

    In 2021 we launched Happy Ears OP, our newest eco-friendly earplug made of post consumer ocean plastics. Another industry first. Sourced from the North Pacific and North Atlantic oceans, Happy Ears OP offer the exact same fit and functionality as our Original earplug.

     

    While every other reusable earplug company is focused on gimmicky filters, volume controls and bling, Happy Ears is intently focused on comfort, effectiveness and sustainability.

  • Our Packaging

    Eco-friendly earplugs not enough? Neither is "recyclable" packaging. Happy Ears is not a packaging company, but in 2021 we dedicated our people and our capital to fix the issue of wasteful packaging in a high volume industry. Just as with our earplugs, we knew we could do better. Our investment paid off - Happy Ears new packaging is recyclable, compostable and biodegradable. It's a game changer...It's truly eco and our customers are LOVING it!

Ocean Plastics Discovery Pack

Ocean Plastics Discovery Pack Happyears

Earplugs:
Introducing Happy Ears OP; The first eco-friendly earplugs made of ocean plastics! Sourced from post consumer ocean plastics in the North Pacific and North Atlantic oceans, Happy Ears OP offer the exact same fit and functionality as our Original earplug.
 
Offered in sizes small, medium and large, Happy Ears have a unique oval shape and short soft stem designed to replicate the inner ear canal. Earplugs are not a one size fits all product and the size of one’s ear canal has nothing to do with height, weight or gender. In an effort to help you find the perfect earplug we’ve created the Happy Ears “Discovery Pack” – A starter kit including our small, medium and large size earplugs offered at a discounted price with free shipping and a money back guarantee. So long foam earplugs!
 
CE Certified & UKCA Certified @ SNR 27 dB.
 
Made in Sweden quality – When used daily each pair lasts many months. When used occasionally, and stored in their case, each pair will last many years.
 
Packaging:
Happy Ears new eco-friendly packaging is made of paper with water based inks making it recyclable, compostable and biodegradable – Another first for the earplug industry!

Other companies have created different earplugs to convince you one is needed for sleep and another for concerts or swimming. Happy Ears has implemented simple Scandinavian design to create a single earplug for whatever your needs…
 
Sleep:
Since 2010, Happy Ears has helped more than 1mil customers sleep better. Designed and made in Sweden, Happy Ears are the most recognized reusable earplugs for sleeping. The reason – Happy Ears are offered in three sizes with a unique oval shape and short soft stem (great earplugs for side sleeping). Comfortable, reusable and extremely durable…Most use a single pair of Happy Ears for approximately one year. Start with one of our Discovery Packs and we guarantee you’ll sleep better too. For maximum sound reduction try our new Happy Ears Ocean Plastics, which have a CE Certified sound reduction rating of 27 dB.
 
Concerts:
No hi-fi hype, if Happy Ears fit your ears there are no better earplugs for concerts. The reason is simple: Happy Ears have been CE/UKCA certified to reduce volume 25dB (Original & Recycled) or 27 dB (Ocean Plastics) with the most even attenuation of ANY non-custom made earplug. The more even the attenuation the more natural the sound that enters your ear. Knowing this why would you use any other earplugs for concerts?
 
Swimming:
Happy Ears – “The comfortable earplug for swimming”…High quality waterproof earplugs that fit right and are water tight. Extremely durable too – Made in Sweden. Want to prevent swimmer’s ear? You’ll need an earplug that fits. To ensure a comfortable water tight fit we’ve made Happy Ears in sizes small, medium and large. This is essential for swimmers as ears are complex and no earplug is a one size fits all. Whether if you’re an avid open water swimmer, everyday pool swimmer or the seasonal swimmer, grab a pack of Happy Ears. Size and fit is critical for swimmers, so be sure to start with one of our Discovery Packs, which offer you a money back guarantee.
 
Travel:
Recognized by Nat Geo Travel in 2022 as being the “Best Earplugs for Travel”, Happy Ears are a must have accessory for every traveler. If the earplugs fit your ears they will seal to the base of your ear canal and alleviate air pressure when flying. Unlike traditional “airplane earplugs” Happy Ears give you the added benefit of a comfortable and discreet earplug to use when you arrive at your final destination. Perfect for sleeping in that noisy hotel, a long bus ride and/or for live events such as a concert or a Formula One race. Happy travels from Happy Ears!
 
Work/Study:
Want to help your child concentrate? Grab them a package of Happy Ears. Simple to use and extremely durable, Happy Ears will enhance a student’s concentration. In regards to work, the workplace has changed. Offices today are focused on “shared” spaces or one’s office is now at home where there can be many distractions. Wherever you work, Happy Ears are a simple accessory to help you work more efficiently.
 
Motorcycling:
Happy Ears unique oval shape ensures comfort and effectiveness while the earplug’s short soft stem fits seamlessly under any helmet. The same principle that applies to live events is relevant to motorcycling…Happy Ears are CE and UKCA certified to offer the most even attenuation of any non-custom made earplug. For motorcyclists, this means background wind and engine noise is reduced, but you are still able to “hear the road”. Being that this is critical to safety why would you ride with any other earplug?

Shipping:
Free shipping via USPS with tracking from Salt Lake City.
 
Returns:
We do offer a money back guarantee on our Discovery Packs. This offer is simple – If the product does not fit or work for you, simply mail us at info@happyears.co (co not com) and we’ll refund your purchase. We do NOT offer partial refunds and this guarantee is only valid for one Discovery Pack per customer. For example, if you purchase one Original Discovery Pack and one OP Discovery Pack you will only receive a refund for the Original Discovery Pack (the lower priced of the two).

Recycled Discovery Pack

Recycled Discovery Pack Happyears

Earplugs:
Happy Ears Recycled were originally launched in 2020 as the first eco-friendly earplug. The added benefit of Happy Ears Recycled is these all black earplugs will not discolor. This increased durability further reduces waste and enhances sustainability.
 
Offered in sizes small, medium and large, Happy Ears have a unique oval shape and short soft stem designed to replicate the inner ear canal. Earplugs are not a one size fits all product and the size of one’s ear canal has nothing to do with height, weight or gender. In an effort to help you find the perfect earplug we’ve created the Happy Ears “Discovery Pack” – A starter kit including our small, medium and large size earplugs offered at a discounted price with free shipping and a money back guarantee. So long foam earplugs!
 
CE Certified & UKCA Certified @ SNR 25 dB.
 
Made in Sweden quality – When used daily each pair lasts many months. When used occasionally, and stored in their case, each pair will last many years.
 
Packaging:
Happy Ears new eco-friendly packaging is made of paper with water based inks making it recyclable, compostable and biodegradable – Another first for the earplug industry!

Other companies have created different earplugs to convince you one is needed for sleep and another for concerts or swimming. Happy Ears has implemented simple Scandinavian design to create a single earplug for whatever your needs…
 
Sleep:
Since 2010, Happy Ears has helped more than 1mil customers sleep better. Designed and made in Sweden, Happy Ears are the most recognized reusable earplugs for sleeping. The reason – Happy Ears are offered in three sizes with a unique oval shape and short soft stem (great earplugs for side sleeping). Comfortable, reusable and extremely durable…Most use a single pair of Happy Ears for approximately one year. Start with one of our Discovery Packs and we guarantee you’ll sleep better too. For maximum sound reduction try our new Happy Ears Ocean Plastics, which have a CE Certified sound reduction rating of 27 dB.
 
Concerts:
No hi-fi hype, if Happy Ears fit your ears there are no better earplugs for concerts. The reason is simple: Happy Ears have been CE/UKCA certified to reduce volume 25dB (Original & Recycled) or 27 dB (Ocean Plastics) with the most even attenuation of ANY non-custom made earplug. The more even the attenuation the more natural the sound that enters your ear. Knowing this why would you use any other earplugs for concerts?
 
Swimming:
Happy Ears – “The comfortable earplug for swimming”…High quality waterproof earplugs that fit right and are water tight. Extremely durable too – Made in Sweden. Want to prevent swimmer’s ear? You’ll need an earplug that fits. To ensure a comfortable water tight fit we’ve made Happy Ears in sizes small, medium and large. This is essential for swimmers as ears are complex and no earplug is a one size fits all. Whether if you’re an avid open water swimmer, everyday pool swimmer or the seasonal swimmer, grab a pack of Happy Ears. Size and fit is critical for swimmers, so be sure to start with one of our Discovery Packs, which offer you a money back guarantee.
 
Travel:
Recognized by Nat Geo Travel in 2022 as being the “Best Earplugs for Travel”, Happy Ears are a must have accessory for every traveler. If the earplugs fit your ears they will seal to the base of your ear canal and alleviate air pressure when flying. Unlike traditional “airplane earplugs” Happy Ears give you the added benefit of a comfortable and discreet earplug to use when you arrive at your final destination. Perfect for sleeping in that noisy hotel, a long bus ride and/or for live events such as a concert or a Formula One race. Happy travels from Happy Ears!
 
Work/Study:
Want to help your child concentrate? Grab them a package of Happy Ears. Simple to use and extremely durable, Happy Ears will enhance a student’s concentration. In regards to work, the workplace has changed. Offices today are focused on “shared” spaces or one’s office is now at home where there can be many distractions. Wherever you work, Happy Ears are a simple accessory to help you work more efficiently.
 
Motorcycling:
Happy Ears unique oval shape ensures comfort and effectiveness while the earplug’s short soft stem fits seamlessly under any helmet. The same principle that applies to live events is relevant to motorcycling…Happy Ears are CE and UKCA certified to offer the most even attenuation of any non-custom made earplug. For motorcyclists, this means background wind and engine noise is reduced, but you are still able to “hear the road”. Being that this is critical to safety why would you ride with any other earplug?

Shipping:
Free shipping via USPS with tracking from Salt Lake City.
 
Returns:
To help you find the perfect earplug we do offer a money back guarantee on our Discovery Packs. This offering is simple – If the product does not fit or work for you, simply mail us at info@happyears.co (co not com) and we’ll refund your purchase. We do NOT offer partial refunds and this guarantee is only valid for one Discovery Pack per customer. For example, if you purchase one Original Discovery Pack and one Recycled Discovery Pack you will only receive a refund for the Original Discovery Pack (the lower priced of the two). Unlike our two other Discovery Packs, there is an $6USD “processing” fee for each return of a Recycled Discovery Pack. The reason for this is simply because materials are very limited.