Whitesnake Settle 'Hearing Loss' Lawsuit
The venue and promoter were also named in the lawsuit. The suit argues that the couple was asked to move to seats closer to the stage. A piece of staging was blocking the view from their original seats. Once moved closer, the couple found themselves next to a large speaker.
According to a hearing loss expert, the speakers had "the potential to blast music at a volume anywhere from 2 to 22 times what is considered 'acceptable exposure' to the human ear."
As a result, Maryellen Burns claimed long-term hearing loss.
In the end, a judge sided with the Burns and the couple was awarded $40,000 in damages.