Attention Soldiers Enlisteed between 2003 and 2015 Surrering With Tinnitus and Hearing Loss!
We want to arm our soldiers impacted with information regarding their options, so we’re seeking current and former military personnel who enlisted between 2003 and 2015 and who used the ear plugs and developed tinnitus and/or hearing loss.
The dual-ended 3M Combat Arms Ear Plugs (version 2) was standard issue....Between 2003 and 2015, the dual-ended 3M Combat Arms Ear Plugs (version 2) were standard issued equipment for soldiers. This included soldiers who were deployed to combat zones, notably Iraq and Afghanistan. The plugs were supposed to provide two levels of ear protection. One side was intended to block all noise, and the other was intended to protect the eardrums from gunfire and explosions while still allowing soldiers to communicate freely.
The failure of the dual-ended Combat Arms Ear Plugs (version 2)....The failure of the dual-ended Combat Arms Ear Plugs (version 2) to protect soldiers’ ears has resulted in high incidences of tinnitus (ringing or buzzing of the ears) as well as partial or full hearing loss. Those suffering from hearing problems as a result of the ear plugs not working while in combat or training may be eligible for compensation. The manufacturer recently has come under fire for failing to disclose a design flaw that had been known as early as 2000.