The Origins Of Earproof

Pioneering Ear Safety in the Music Industry.

by Peter van Galen, Founder, Earproof

As Earproof marks its 20th anniversary, it’s an opportune moment to look back at the path we’ve traveled. The origins of Earproof in 2003 weren’t just the start of a company but the beginning of a revolution in ear safety for musicians and concert attendees.

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The Genesis of a Sound Revolution

Our journey started with a challenge. The earplugs available back then were far from ideal – they were uncomfortable and did little to cater to the acoustic needs of the music industry. This led to a crucial question: How do we safeguard our hearing without sacrificing sound quality?

This question became our mission, especially when we uncovered unsettling facts in the in-ear monitor market – expensive products made with cheap components. It was clear; our industry needed better, and we were determined to provide it.

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Earproof: The Name That Changed Everything

Our search for the perfect brand name was meticulous and thoughtful. Learning the concept of ‘soundproofing’ applied to the music studio, we landed on ‘Earproof.’ It was perfect – clear, direct, and embodied our mission. We established Earproof in 2004, and it has since become synonymous with quality sound protection.

Breaking Taboos, Building Futures

Around the same time, we experienced the shocking realization that expensive in-ear monitors for professional artists were made with cheap components. Our mission had and still has two critical components: shattering the stigma around hearing damage and providing high-quality sound through our products. Looking back over the past 20 years, we’re proud to say that Earproof has not only achieved these objectives but continues to innovate in the realm of sound safety.

Thank You for Being Part of Earproof

We’re deeply grateful to you, our community, for joining us on this incredible journey. Here’s to continuing our commitment to safe, high-quality sound experiences for many more years to come!

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Peter van Galen

Founder & CEO, Earproof.

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