It seems a Washington University researcher had a little secret he didn't want to tell the Ear & Hearing journal before getting his article published. The conclusion of William Clark's study stated that firefighters weren't at risk for job-related hearing loss. It turns out that this dude was a paid expert for a siren manufacturer called Federal Signal and he was helping them defend itself from lawsuits by firefighters with hearing problems. Now the journal is pissed and ripped him in their editorial. Dr. Clark defended his critics by saying he fully disclosed everything when he reported that he "has provided consulting services for manufacturers of emergency firefighting equipment". Oh, that's a good one. He only left a few details out, huh? He needs to go into politics. When reached for comment via telephone, one of the firefighters in the lawsuit responded by saying, "What? What?".