They confirmed that the ringing in my ears is not in fact the bells of angels constantly pealing for me.
Also, I've lost quite a bit of hearing in the 4000 hertz range. That's the hearing range for explosions and other sudden loud noises. Huh. Wonder what could have caused that?
The young Air Force guy running the lab handed me my paperwork with an appropriately sad face. "Well Sir, it looks like your hearing is a bit damaged." I don't know if it was trained to be sad about that, or if he's found a way to respond to people in a sorrowful manner. Hell, maybe they teach that crap at audiology school, I don't know. All I could do is point at the "US Army" on my uniform and say "Well, yeah. Army". That actually cracked him up. He's used to dealing with Zoomies. Maybe they're more sensitive? That would explain the long face as he delivered the news. Gotta be delicate with delicate folks. Army guys just shrug and go "Yeah, figures". Either that or we cup our hand to our ears and go "Whaaaa?"
In other news, that demented fucking clown Fauci is still wrong.
This half-pint dictator has been wrong on everything. He's been on every side of every issue, and he's managed to be wrong every single time. Only in the government can you be that incompetent and still have a job. I would say that I could do a better job than him, but that's a really low bar to clear, given that a retarded monkey on cocaine throwing darts at a wall with choices on post-it notes could pick out a better solution that Dr. Demento there.