Numerous lawsuits have been filed against 3M because of their defective earplugs. Active-duty service members and veterans claim that 3M and its subsidiary, Aearo Technologies, willfully committed fraud by omitting to disclose the earplugs’ flaws and fabricating test findings for the earplugs. (Aearo originally produced the earplugs; in 2008, 3M purchased the business.)
The dual-ended Combat Arms earplugs from 3M were advertised as having two primary functions. The yellow side was meant to minimise loud noises while letting in quieter sounds (like other soldiers talking to one another). The olive side was meant to filter out all sound (e.g., gunfire and explosions).
The cone-shaped earplugs may have been too short for some ear canals, which prevented them from being put deeply enough, leading to their malfunction. The user might not realise the gadget has moved since the earplugs could eventually become loose. The level of protection provided by the earplug may not be adequate if it is partially removed from the ear canal.
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The following are the most typical negative outcomes associated with the faulty 3M earplugs:
Middle ear and eardrum injury causes conductive hearing loss.
The auditory nerve and inner ear are permanently damaged with sensorineural hearing loss.
Tinnitus: An ear condition in which there is a persistent ringing or buzzing, even when there is no external noise.