Stand at a concert in Sweden and you’ll notice that the vast majority of the crowd will pause moments before the band comes onstage to reach into their pockets and retrieve earplugs. Likewise, on the streets, fingers go in ears the moment an emergency vehicle passes. Suffice it to say: Swedes take protecting their hearing very seriously. Swedish brand Happy Ears is a patented earplug solution that stakes claim at being “the world’s best non-custom earplug.” Whether you’re clubbing, working in a noisy environment, sheltering from a shrieking child or simply want some peace, these minimal plugs will protect your hearing without compromising sound quality.