William Shatner battled alien threats during his long career on Star Trek, but the actor has been battling a real life threat, tinnitus, for years.

Tinnitus manifests itself as ringing or noise in the ears or head. Although most of us have experienced that sensation, usually after concerts or other loud event, some people suffer from ongoing tinnitus. The condition affects sleep, stress, and quality of life.

Shatner’s tinnitus is the result of filming a scene for Star Trek. The actor was too close to one of the on-set explosions and has been struggling with tinnitus ever since. After receiving help from the American Tinnitus Association, Shatner now regularly speaks out about his condition and urges others to seek treatment for tinnitus.

Don’t let tinnitus rule your life: schedule a hearing evaluation today to get the help you need and deserve.