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.
Since our launch, Happy Ears has 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 Forbes, Vogue Japan, Cool Hunting, The Times UK, Women's Health, The Strategist and more.
After many years selling at some of the world's largest retailers (Boots UK, MoMA, Nordstoms, Loft Tokyo, Selfridges, Colette Paris, etc) Happy Ears are now sold exclusively online @Happyearsearplugs. This decision was necessary to transition the company as we launched our first eco-friendly earplugs in 2020. A product retailers simply were not ready for as they remain reliant on selling single use foam and wax earplugs.