How do I control tinnitus?

The major causes for tinnitus could be ageing, exposure to loud noises, allergy, blood circulation problems or any head or neck injury all of which causes damage to the hearing nerve in the inner ear. Constant noise of varying pitch in the ear or both ears is quite annoying and often distracts us from our usual work.

  • Never exposure yourself to loud noises as it can worsen your tinnitus.
  • For some tinnitus worsens as the day progresses. If you come in those category then play soft music near your bed, this will help to fall asleep and mask that static sound.
  • Maintain a normal blood pressure. Decrease your intake of salt, tobacco, alcohol, oily/fatty foods, sugar, cola, tea, coffee and caffeinated beverages as they might aggravate the problem.   
  • Chewing dried fruits helps to increase blood circulation in the ear area.
  • Avoid stress and exercise regularly for better blood circulation in your body.
  • Don’t get obsessed. Learn to ignore the noise and divert your mind in other things of your interest.
  • Consult a specialist (otolaryngologist) to identify the main cause which would help a lot in the treatment.

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