BRIDGET HILTON, JOE HUFF
WHERE DID THE IDEA COME FROM? Bridget: I worked in the recording industry for years, and music has continuously been one of the most positive and impactful things in my life. I wanted to start a company that gave back through the power of music. Joe: Most people want to do something that matters, but they don’t always know how. We thought that LSTN headphones would give customers an opportunity to become part of a positive change.HOW DO YOUR HEADPHONES GIVE BACK? Bridget: For every pair of headphones sold, LSTN helps restore hearing to a person in need through the Starkey Hearing Foundation. Starkey helps kids and adults in countries around the world, from India to Rwanda to the U.S.WHY DO YOU USE WOOD AS A MATERIAL? Joe: The wood in our headphones helps create a warm and natural sound. Our products are also environmentally friendly. All wood we use is reclaimed from furniture makers and flooring manufacturers — pieces too small for a cabinet but big enough for headphones.