At 3M, we are committed to using science and innovation to improve lives and solve the world’s biggest challenges, including those faced by the U.S. military. 3M has great respect for the brave men and women who protect us around the world, and their safety is our priority. We have a long history of partnering with the U.S. military, and we continue to make products to help protect our troops and support their missions.
3M has supplied Combat Arms Earplugs to the U.S. military for more than a decade. This product represents a significant innovation in hearing protection – it was the first earplug product to offer protection from loud sounds – like gunfire – while maintaining the ability to hear softer sounds – like speech.
Currently, the Combat Arms Earplugs Version 2 (CAEv2) is the subject of litigation and recent media reporting. The company worked in close coordination with the U.S. military on the CAEv2 product, and its design reflected the direction and feedback of individuals acting on the military’s behalf. We deny this product was defectively designed and caused injuries, and we will vigorously defend ourselves against such allegations.
Learn more about the Combat Arms Earplugs Version 2 here.