A former Army cadet from Suffolk has received £27,500 after being left with the hearing of an 80-year-old following a firing drill.
Storm Rae, 23, had to give up a Sandhurst scholarship after suffering ear damage during an exercise in Norway, her lawyers, Irwin Mitchell, said.
The firm claimed Miss Rae was given insufficient ear protection and suffered permanent and constant tinnitus. Her hearing was described as that of a typical 80-year-old.
The Ministry of Defence did not admit any wrong-doing but has agreed to a £27,500 out-of-court settlement, a statement added.
She is now living in London and training for a job in financial services.