Army earplugs and hearing loss

There is a story in the press today about the Army paying out compensation to an ex soldier because gunfire damaging his hearing,

Philip Goodman suffered hearing loss when his earplugs fell out during a mock battle in Pembroke.

The MoD has known for many years that the ear plus they provide are simply not good enough – directly resulting in hearing loss to hundreds of soldiers.  If they provided ear plugs that did their job, this problem would not exist in the first place.

Hilary Meredith