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How It All Started

Earpops bandless ear muffs were invented by Herman Brinkley in the late 1980's. His wife was tired of the bands on regular ear muffs poking into her head and messing up her hair.


After getting a patent for EarPops™ in 1988, Herman formed Nu Life of Illinois, Inc to make and sell EarPops™.


Made In USA

All of our products are made, from start to finish, in our small shop just outside Lawrenceville, Illinois.


We have a small but great group of employees. They work hard to turn the fleece material into all the products our customers love!


We enjoy hearing from folks who have tried EarPops™. And it makes us happy that our products are things people love using.


We've also been fortunate enough to have EarPops™ featured on NBC's The Today Show 3 times, The Wall Street Journal, as well as mentioned on NPR and in magazines around the world.