After buying a pair of earplugs and visiting a local shooting range, Robert “Bobby” Flores said he lost 65 percent of the hearing in both ears, according to a lawsuit filed in federal court.

Flores filed suit against earplug makers Honeywell Safety Products USA Inc. and Shooting Academy of South Texas LLC — doing business as Point Blank Sporting Goods — which is the shooting range in Pharr where Flores visited, and where he claims his injuries stem from, court records show.

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