3M Combat Arms Earplugs

Were you an active military member from 2002 to 2015 that used 3M Combat Arms Earplugs? If you or a loved one used these earplugs in any branch of the military and have experienced hearing loss, tinnitus or balance issues, you may have a claim against 3M.

Earplug Defects

The 3M Combat Arms Earplugs were designed for and promoted to the United States Military as capable of offering dual-purpose ear protection and were sold to all branches of the military between 2002 and 2015.  Despite being marketed as offering the wearer the ability to hear commands and approaching enemy combatants while remaining protected, 3M allegedly failed to disclose a design defect which can cause the earplugs to loosen in the ear canal and fail to protect the hearing of the wearers, leading to hearing loss, tinnitus, and other health problems.

The Combat Arms Earplugs were standard issue in multiple branches of the military from 2002 through 2015 and may have caused thousands of soldiers to suffer significant hearing loss and tinnitus, and exposed millions more to the risks of hearing damage caused by the allegedly defective earplugs.

Symptoms

  • Hearing loss
    • Muffling of speech or other sounds
    • Difficulty understanding words, especially with background noise
    • Frequently asking others to speak more slowly, clearly, or loudly
    • Difficulty hearing someone talking more than three feet away
  • Tinnitus
    • Noise in the ears, such as ringing, roaring, buzzing, hissing, or whistling

What should I do?

If you used Combat Arms Earplugs while serving in the military between 2003 and 2015 and have been diagnosed with or are suffering from partial or total hearing loss or tinnitus, you might qualify for significant financial compensation. Contact our attorneys to discuss your specific legal issues. There is a time limit associated with your legal claim.