Bloomberg Law
Feb. 6, 2020, 4:02 PM

Vets Tormented by Hearing Loss Face 3M in Earplug Mass Lawsuit

Roxana Tiron
Roxana Tiron

Guy Storm Litzler tries to avoid quiet, dark rooms. The incessant ringing in his ears takes over in the dead of night, so the retired Army sniper and his partner have agreed to sleep with the TV on.

At age 35, he has to wear hearing and noise-canceling aids. He has so much difficulty picking up female voices that his partner’s 6-year-old daughter keeps repeating herself and asks, “Why doesn’t Daddy listen?”

Farid Hotaki said he hasn’t shared the marital bedroom in more than a year. He sleeps in the basement because the ringing in his ears makes him jump. ...

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