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Harkins, G. (2018, October 1) Marines to Ramp Up Tests on Hearing Protection Troops Might Actually Wear. Retrieved from https://www.military.com/defensetech/2018/10/01/marines-ramp-tests-hearing-protection-troops-might-actually-wear.html.

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Morris, W. (2018, July 30) Contractor Settles for $9.1M after Providing Defective Earplugs for Troops. Retrieved from https://www.military.com/daily-news/2018/07/30/contractor-settles-91m-after-providing-defective-earplugs-troops.html.

Rempfer, K. (2019, February 14) Hundreds of vets are suing over these defective combat earplugs. Retrieved from https://www.militarytimes.com/news/your-military/2019/02/14/hundreds-of-vets-are-suing-over-these-defective-combat-earplugs/.

Rempfer, K. (2018, July 26) Company to pay $9 million after allegedly selling defective combat earplugs to US military. Retrieved from https://www.militarytimes.com/news/your-military/2018/07/26/company-to-pay-9-million-after-allegedly-selling-defective-combat-earplugs-to-us-military/.

Riales, B. (2019, November 4) Service members file lawsuit, saying ‘3M combat arms’ earplugs don’t work, causing hearing loss. Retrieved from https://www.easttexasmatters.com/news/top-stories/service-members-file-lawsuit-saying-3m-combat-arms-earplugs-dont-work-causing-hearing-loss/.

Seck, H.H. (2019, January 24) Army Vet Sues 3M, Alleging Tinnitus from ‘Defective’ Earplugs. Retrieved from https://www.military.com/daily-news/2019/01/24/army-vet-sues-3m-alleging-tinnitus-defective-earplugs.html.

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