Vets with Hearing Loss May Have Defective 3M Earplugs to Blame

Vets with Hearing Loss May Have Defective 3M Earplugs to Blame

Vets with Hearing Loss May Have Defective 3M Earplugs to Blame

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, there were over 800,000 veterans living in the state of Pennsylvania between 2013 and 2017. The Center for Philanthropy states that Pennsylvania has the nation’s fourth largest veteran’s population and that the number of vets jumped by 46 percent between 2009 and 2013.

Many of those veterans may be suffering from hearing loss and tinnitus because of potentially defective earplugs used in both the Afghanistan and Iraq wars between 2003 and 2015. The manufacturer, 3M Company, recently agreed to pay $9.1 million to resolve allegations that it knowingly supplied defective earplugs to the United States government.

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