The Earplug —
How it works
and a size guide
Happy Ears — Earplugs Made in Sweden
Happy Ears earplugs look different than any other earplug for a reason; Superior design. With no filters or mechanics, Happy Ears has designed a discreet and reusable earplug with the most even attenuation of any non-custom made earplug. This is fact. Creating reusable earplugs that protect ears without distorting sound or blocking necessary sound is our reason for being. We believe everyone should have happy ears.
Reusable: Each package includes a storage case.
Comfortable: Happy Ears unique oval shape, soft stem and small, medium and large sizes ensure a great fit for all.
Discreet: Translucent short stem.
Easy Maintenance: Happy Ears are waterproof earplugs. Simply use warm water and soap to clean.
Made in Sweden: Manufactured with FDA approved materials.
How it Works - Understanding Attenuation
Attenuation is the reduction of volume across frequencies. Fact – Happy Ears reduce volume more evenly across frequencies than ANY non-custom made earplug and NOTHING is more important in preserving sound quality.
Happy Ears look different than any other earplug for a reason; Superior design. While some foam earplugs offer a higher attenuation (greater reduction in sound) these “one size fits all” products can be painful as they are known to expand your ear canal. For this reason, sleep doctors now warn against foam earplugs for sleep. This is one reason NY Magazine rated Happy Ears "Best Bet” - Best earplugs for sleep. Happy Ears for Sleep
When it comes to music, the competition offers the same one size fits all “Christmas tree” shaped silicone earplugs and a lot of "high fidelity" marketing. Happy Ears, instead, invested in great design, offering you a better earplug. Happy Ears attenuation was tested at the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health and the results are shown in the graph below. An even attenuation means the volume of vocals and guitar are reduced at or near the same levels as bass and drums. Other earplugs, not custom made, offer a more uneven attenuation, distorting and destroying the sound…and your concert. Don’t believe the hype – “Trust the Attenuation”. Happy Ears are the best earplugs for concerts. Happy Ears for Music
Happy Ears even attenuation is critically important for motorcycle earplugs. An earplug that blocks certain sounds/frequencies more than others simply is not as safe. Next time you ride, trust Happy Ears. Happy Ears for Motorcycling
In regards to travel, Happy Ears are a comfortable alternative to traditional one size fits all “airplane earplugs”. Happy Ears are versatile, discreet and reusable making them practical for use not just during flight, but for sleep on a cruise, train travel and for sleeping once you’ve arrived at your destination. Happy Ears for Travel
Happy Ears can also offer tinnitus relief. A discreet, easy to use earplug that allows you to control the volume in your life. Imagine being able to reduce irritating background noise while at work or during a conversation with the person next to you. This "relief" is a benefit offered by Happy Ears even attenuation. One reason The Times London hailed Happy Ears “a must have accessory”. Happy Ears for Tinnitus
Attenuation values in dB at various frequencies:
|* standard deviation (dB), ** assumed protection value|
|Average att (dB)||26.0||25.9||25.0||29.2||33.6||30.6||29.2|
|STD DEV (dB)*||5.8||4.8||5.6||4.3||4.4||5.4||7.1|
Medium: 23 dB
Low: 22 dB
SNR: 25 dB
Some of our first-time users need a few minutes to adapt and feel the distinct difference of Happy Ears earplugs. After a few minutes though they'll say, “It’s the best earplug I have ever tried.” Users refer to the “good fit and clear sound” and feel it is natural to stay loyal to the Happy Ears brand and never look back.
”Using innovative problem solving and strong design this product has reached a hard-to-please audience and succeeded in the difficult task of making earplugs attractive.”
Information about nominal diameter:
Covers the range from (mm):
S: 6-8 mm (red),
M: 8-9 mm (white),
L: 9-10 mm (black).