You take off your headphones and... ring! Your ears buzz. Or hiss. Or rumble. It's called tinnitus and almost everyone deals with it. It's usually a temporary annoyance -- but for some, the ringing never stops.
Any serious discussion of the crisis the country faces in recruiting and retaining qualified men and women in the military will require a fresh and serious look at the odious "compromise" known as "Don't Ask, Don't Tell."