William Shatner Talks About His Tinnitus on Morning Joe

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    1. Agatha

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    2. Jack Straw
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      Another chance to promote tinnitus awareness ruined.

      “Why should I give money to tinnitus research? William Shatner said you just gotta try harder to habituate.”
       
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    3. spedgas
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      Yep, this is ridiculous. I wish someone would put me on tv to talk about getting used to tinnitus. At least he mentioned that suicide is a risk. Missed opportunity.
       
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    4. threefirefour
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      Shitner strikes again. He constantly shills habituation and encourages further funding for habituation research. He shills it on Twitter and asked for people to donate more to the ATA (a compromised organization). He also complimented the habituation edition of the ATA magazine. Not to mention how open he is in supporting Jastreboff.

      Proving once again Picard was the better captain.
       
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    5. Jack Straw
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      Lol.
       
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    6. spedgas
      Gloomy

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      “It goes from being 90 percent of your life to one percent”.

      If my ringing went away today that still wouldn’t be true. I’d still spend 90 percent of my life scared it was going to come back.
       
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    7. dayma
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      I think this was fine. I think this brings awareness. The words "death" and "suicide" were used multiple times.

      He is not a medical expert either nor a spokesman. He is just talking about his first hand experiences. I don't see the issue.
       
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    8. threefirefour
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      He said he acted as the spokesman for the ATA. And instead of bending the knee to research he’s stuck in his extremely antiquated ways. It brings the wrong kind of awareness. Not once was tinnitus research seriously mentioned.
       
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    9. dayma
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      I don't see this as an issue. He talked about the seriousness of the condition with talking suicide.
       
    10. threefirefour
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      Also spreading nonsense about how it becomes much less debilitating. It’s good he acknowledges that tinnitus is awful but hes also pretending that it will become less awful.

      1) It’s true to some degree but for serious sufferers it’s simply not. It will always suck.

      2) It’s no longer the time to focus on this. We moved on now we’re talking about Neuromod, Susan Shore, etc. I think the fact the ATA is even bothering with this, and by extension Shatner, shows how out of touch the tinnitus association bigwigs are with the actual community.
       
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    11. dayma
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      I don't agree at all but that's the beauty of discussion. :)
       
    12. JohnAdams
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      Completely out of touch. They won't even apologize when they offend us. We have to just realize that they are just self appointed leaders that aren't leading us anywhere that we want to go.
       
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    13. Bam

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    14. Bam

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      They can now cure AIDS and not ringing ears thanks to good old William fucking Shatner and all his habituation friends. Thanks you massive cunt I might well be dead soon because of the shit you spout about this horrid condition.
       
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    15. JohnAdams
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      Well, I'm Khan, so there's that.
       
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      KHAAAAAAAAN!
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    17. derpytia
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      I've said it before and I'll say it again.

      William Shatner is a great actor (of course that's completely subjective ;)). But he doesn't do anything ever unless it A) makes him look good or B) gets him more money.
       
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    18. JohnAdams
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    19. Bill Bauer
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    20. lymebite
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    21. Bill Bauer
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      Of course "the pure of heart" who expect him do things for free to promote their interests are motivated by something much more virtuous.
       
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    22. TuxedoCat
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      William Shatner will be 88 years old on March 22.
       
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    23. JohnAdams
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      I really liked Star Trek TNG.

      Star Trek Generations got bad reviews but I also really liked it and First Contact.
       
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    24. SugarMagnolia
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      Wasn't there an episode about how women couldn't be starship captains because they were too emotional?
       
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    25. SugarMagnolia
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      Janeway all the way!
       
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    26. Starthrower
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      Years ago I remember a guy saying he approached Shatner at some type of gathering, I think for a movie, he said that he mentioned tinnitus to Shatner and Shatner sat him down to talk for about a half hour listening to the guy's suffering from tinnitus.

      I don't remember much detail.

      But, when I tried to contact him for help with an ATA grant program back in 2004, I never heard a word from him or his representatives.

      Celebrities move on.
       
    27. JohnAdams
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      Is this the message we want to be sending?
      "Ya know when it stops? And that's the mystery. When you die, it'll stop."

      @1:17

      William Shatner speaks about his Tinnitus on...


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    28. derpytia
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      There's nothing wrong with being "pure of heart". I don't know if you meant this to be an insult but regardless of your intent, this was highly insulting (and not because you said something I disagree with). Please be mindful of how you speak to others on this forum in the future.

      I don't expect him to do things for free but if he wants to represent an organization and ultimately a group of people in the medical community, I would hope he has better intentions and motivations. With great power and prestige comes responsibility. Celebrities are not exempt from that.
       
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    29. billie48
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      He is probably speaking from his own experience. My ENT said similar thing too when he said the only way he could stop my tinnitus is to shoot me. What a jerk!

      But we know everyone is different. The success stories do contain some whose tinnitus just fades or disappear. Also, there are people whose tinnitus would have cycle with days they can't hear their tinnitus and days tinnitus is very loud. So it varies between people. I guess he probably knows about this but in the show he has to make it quite dramatic to catch the attention of the audience. Lol.
       
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    30. Jack Straw
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      Great message to send to all of us...
       
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