Tinnitus | Prevention

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How can I prevent tinnitus, or at least keep it from getting worse?

To prevent tinnitus or keep it from getting worse, avoid long-term exposure to loud noises and activities that put you at risk for hearing loss. If you know you’re going to be around loud noises, take precautions by wearing earplugs or earmuffs. If you listen to music through headphones, keep the volume low.

If you have tinnitus, avoid things that seem to make it worse. These may include nicotine, alcohol or caffeine.

Written by familydoctor.org editorial staff

Reviewed/Updated: 02/11
Created: 10/09

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