What Are Plugfones?
In the late 2000s, we recognized a great need in many workplaces—people were required to wear hearing protection but wanted to listen to music at the same time. That’s why we created Plugfones. We’ve combined comfortable, noise-reducing earplugs with high-quality audio speakers. The resulting hybrid provides the ultimate hearing protection + listening experience on the market.
Plugfones started out of need when founder, Shaun Knudsen, found himself unable to communicate with his furnace operator without removing his earplugs. This became more inconvenient over time and of course posed a risk to his long term hearing.
Further down the road, working in a situation where it was high focus for 10-12 hour shifts and using standard earplugs became monotonous. From this and his past experiences, he searched for something that could protect his hearing while also allowing him to listen to audio only to find not only did nothing exist, there was a large group of people in a similar situation looking for the same thing. After a few years of tinkering and building solutions for himself he realized he was developing a passion for the process of creating something that firstly protects hearing over the longterm, but allowed people to enjoy their workday more as he was now doing. It was at that time that Plugfones and the category of Earplugs with Audio was born. Over 10 years later Plugfones continues to lead the industry with incredibly high rated ear safety products paired with audio capabilities.