A Tinnitus Petition Lobbying Governments

Discussion in 'Awareness & Fundraising' started by Ed209, Nov 6, 2018.

    1. glynis
      Feminine

      glynis Manager Staff Benefactor Ambassador Hall of Fame Advocate

      Location:
      England, Stoke-on-Trent
      Tinnitus Since:
      2004
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Meniere's Disease
      Signed!
       
    2. Sarah200
      Suicidal

      Sarah200 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Cold
      Signed, when I was watching stand up to cancer (I think it was on last week) I said to my mom I wish we had a stand up to tinnitus, she said that would be a good idea since there are plenty of famous faces who suffer with tinnitus.

      But I'm not even sure where to start with such an idea?
       
    3. juliob
      Confused

      juliob Member

      Location:
      Brazil
      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Antidepressants / Loud Sound Exposure
      Signed.
       
    4. AUTHOR
      AUTHOR
      Ed209

      Ed209 Member Benefactor Ambassador Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      07/2015
      Unfortunately, this petition is crawling along, even though it’s been exposed to a huge chunk of the tinnitus community. It’s quite frustrating that we can’t even get 2000 signatures in nearly 4 months!

      This a massive problem and is very demonstrative of the challenges this condition faces. There simply aren’t enough people putting their heads above the parapet and getting involved. Signing a petition only takes a few seconds and costs nothing, and yet, so very few are prepared to do it. It’s quite astonishing really. What is stopping everyone?
       
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    5. AUTHOR
      AUTHOR
      Ed209

      Ed209 Member Benefactor Ambassador Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      07/2015
      In 5 months this petition has only raised 2,108 signatures. Why didn’t everyone jump all over this and sign it? It takes no time at all and costs absolutely nothing. It mystifies me, it really does.

      I would say, for many, that more energy has been spent typing up arguments rather than focusing on things that can create a meaningful outcome. It’s a shame to see. We have to realise that even the smallest actions really can go on to accomplish something, but by avoiding all of these opportunities it diminishes our chances of seeing meaningful change.

      Why can’t any tinnitus petition get past 10,000 signatures? We should be generating millions with ease, surely? Or at the very least 200,000 or so. Why does nobody care enough to spend a minute to help out?
       
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    6. Jazzer

      Jazzer Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Warlingham UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      1/1995
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise
      Signed.
       
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    7. just1morething
      Benevolent

      just1morething Member Benefactor

      Location:
      U.S.
      Tinnitus Since:
      2008
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      barotrauma, noise exposure, TMJ, neck?
      Signed with small donation.
       
    8. Lane

      Lane Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      February, 2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Ototoxic Drug
      Signed -- #2,155
       

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