How Is Tinnitus Prevented?

By Christine Pickup, AuD

Tinnitus is most commonly a symptom of untreated hearing loss.  Preventing hearing loss and preventing tinnitus follow the same strategies. 

  • Avoid exposure to loud noises
  • If exposure cannot be prevented, wear appropriate hearing protection
  • Keep your blood pressure in a normal range
  • Keep blood sugar in a normal range
  • Exercise
  • Eat a healthy diet, avoid substances known to aggravate tinnitus 
  • Discuss medications with your physician, be aware of side effects and ask for alternatives if tinnitus is noted after beginning a new medication.