FORT JACKSON, SC (WACH)-The ear-splitting pops coming from a rifle can be the reason why Fort Jackson drill sergeant trainees hearing, will fade away with time.
"Hearing loss and ringing in the ears are two of the most frequently reported disabilities in the VA system", said R.N. Elizabeth Bullock.
"It feels like someone just slapped you inside of your ear and there's a very loud ring", said drill sergeant trainee Denise Rangel."I can't imagine having in type of hearing loss. There's soldiers around here that if you aren't talking to them in the right ear they can't hear what you're saying."