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LSTN headphones not only look good and sound good. They also do good.

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LSTN headphones not only look good and sound good. They also do good.

Bridget Hilton has long had a passion for music. Her first job was working at a concert venue in Detroit, Michigan, at the age of 15. She went on to enjoy a successful career in the music industry, and through the years, cultivated an appreciation for the power of music and sound. After seeing a video on YouTube of a woman hearing sound for the first time, Hilton was inspired to start a business that could enable people in need around the world to experience sound and music.

Hilton teamed with social entrepreneur Joe Huff and the result was LSTN Headphones, which makes three different beautifully made lines, handcrafted from reclaimed beech, cherry ebony and zebra wood. Unlike the ubiquitous plastic and synthetic headphones, LSTN’s wood design is not only eco-friendly but also has a sophisticated look. The wood, up-cycled from pieces discarded by furniture and flooring manufacturers, provides a natural warmth to the sound, with a richness akin to those in wooden instruments such as the guitar and violin.

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LSTN, however, is much more than great headphones: the company is looking to leave a lasting impact. With every pair of headphones purchased, LSTN helps provide hearing aids to a person in need through Starkey Hearing Foundation. Since 2012, Hilton and Huff have traveled across the globe—from Peru to Uganda to China—to offer more than 20,000 hearing-impaired individuals the gift of sound.

The mission of LSTN is to change the world through the power of music, and you can be part of that endeavor. LSTN headphones range from $50 to $150 and can be purchased onLSTNheadphones.com, or at Nordstrom, Whole Foods, Birchbox, and Abercrombie & Fitch.

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