What Are 3M Combat Arms Earplugs?
Between 2003 and 2013, 3M Combat Arms Earplugs Version 2 was the exclusive product used by all branches of the United States military, including the Navy, Army, Marines, and Air Force, in numerous military conflicts. The 3M Arms Earplugs Version 2 was designed to protect against hearing loss from gunfire, explosions, bombings, and airfare.
Initially manufactured by Aero Technologies, but acquired by 3M in 2008, the dual-ended combat arms earbuds, which were intended to protect against hearing loss, were found to be defective. Instead of blocking soundwaves, the earbuds were too short for proper insertion in the ear canal, causing them to loosen in the ear and not properly protect our nation’s service members from potentially harmful sounds. Veterans claim defective earplugs causes serious injuries; injuries as a result of the defective earbuds range from tinnitus (ringing or buzzing in the ears) to partial or total hearing loss.
If you suffer from tinnitus, hearing loss, partial or total hearing loss, you may qualify for a 3M Combat Arms Earplugs lawsuit.