Hear Muffs

Straight out of the 70s. Hear Muffs were the invention of Stephen Hanson of Downers Grove, Illinois. They were headphones encased in a wraparound foam pillow, that came with a washable velour cover.

Hanson started selling them in 1972, but by around 1977 the product seems to have been discontinued. Perhaps because you'd only want to wear them in bed. And even then, it was probably difficult to lie on your side while wearing them.



Popular Science - Sep 1973



Honolulu Star Bulletin - Aug 16, 1974

Posted By: Alex - Thu Jul 06, 2017
Category: Inventions, 1970s





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Frank's grinning because he thinks he has just created a Moon.
Posted by Virtual in Carnate on 07/06/17 at 10:54 AM
This is the most 70s thing I've ever seen... and I grew up in the 70s.

It's the full package: laid back, groovy design; quadraphonic sound; perfect for mellowing out with your lover after a little weed and some mind blowing sex.
Posted by Brian on 07/06/17 at 09:50 PM
I never saw a pair of these. They were probably cheaply made and didn't survive to today. Too bad.
Posted by KDP in Madill, OK on 07/07/17 at 01:12 PM
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