Firefighters Sue Siren Maker Over Their Hearing Loss

New York — There were times by the end of his shift that firefighter Joseph Nardone’s head would be pounding, his eyes crossing from the noise of the siren on his truck. “The siren was so loud inside the cab that it actually physically hurt,” said the former New York City fire battalion chief. Even though he’s been retired for over a decade, he said, the effects of the sirens linger in hearing loss that has left him unable to...

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Auto Safety Tech at a Glance

Washington — With automakers offering an increasing array of safety technologies, it’s hard to stay up to speed with the systems. Some have been around a decade or more but have only become common in the past few years. Others are still available primarily in high-end vehicles. A quick description of some of them: ■ Backup cameras. After a driver shifts into reverse, the camera activates to display what’s behind. The display screen...

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