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Jury Rules in Favor of Plaintiffs in Third 3M Trial

The third bellwether trial of a class-action lawsuit filed by military members who alleged that 3M did not disclose design flaws in its dual-ended Combat Arms Earplugs, Version 2 (CAEv2), ruled in favor of the plaintiffs, according to an article in “Reuters.”

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HIA Releases Results of Hearing Loss Survey

New research announced by the Hearing Industries Association (HIA) reveals that 4 out of 5 Americans consider hearing loss serious, but ignoring the problem is more common than you may think. Fewer than 16% of adults ages 20-69 who need a hearing aid use one. That number almost doubles to 30% for adults over age 70 who need a hearing aid but don’t use one, according to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD).

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ASHA Issues Warning About Long-Range Acoustic Devices

This level of sound surpasses the average auditory threshold of pain and greatly exceeds the volume of a jet engine taking off. Exposure at this level is capable of causing not only permanent hearing loss but also migraine, balance, and other auditory symptoms, according to a statement issued by ASHA.

Music & Entertainment

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The Musicians’ Clinics of Canada Launches New Website

MusiciansClinics.com is a resource for those seeking information on a variety of topics related to hearing and hearing loss in musicians. Developed by audiologist-musician Marshall Chasin, AuD, the website offers a large range of resources for guitarists, bass players, violinists, woodwind players, school band teachers, and more.