Tinnitus Prevention

In some cases tinnitus can’t be prevented. However in many instances the condition could have been prevented, so by taking a few precautions tinnitus prevention is possible.

It Is Extremely Important To Protect Your Hearing!

Tinnitus PreventionExposure to loud noises such as explosions, the firing of rifles and pistols, machinery in the work place, use of mowers and brush cutters, and the armed forces for example, can result in tinnitus. With the use of adequate hearing protection such as ear muffs and ear plugs, it is possible to prevent long term damage to your ears.

Reduce The Volume: Personal listening devices like MP3 and portable CD players have resulted in an increase in the prevalence of tinnitus particularly in the younger people in our society.
Educating people to reduce the volume level of these devices can help to prevent this condition. Investigation has also shown that many traditional activities such as marching bands, rock bands, orchestras and other performing arts have resulted in an increase of tinnitus sufferers. Education is the key!

Healthy Lifestyle: A good diet and exercise has a positive effect on your well-being and assists in the prevention of cardio vascular disease and diabetes. High Blood pressure and diabetes can in some cases result in tinnitus. Tinnitus prevention can also be helped by avoiding or reducing your intake of the following items:

  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Drinks containing caffeine including high energy products
  • Tobacco products – nicotine can cause tinnitus due to the reduction in blood flow to the ear.

Avoid Some Medications: It has now come to light that many medications can lead to or worsen tinnitus. Quite often the noise will disappear when the medication is stopped. Medications to avoid are Antibiotics, Diuretics, Cancer medications, Malaria medications and Aspirin.

A healthy lifestyle and generally taking care of oneself will prevent the occurrence of tinnitus. The key to tinnitus prevention is education of the population generally and in particular the young.

Check out this review to find out more about how to relieve your tinnitus.

Useful Resources:

Ringing In The Ears Prevention BC:   http://www.healthlinkbc.ca/kb/content/symptom/tinit.html#hw88474

Dangerous Decibels:  www.dangerousdecibels.org/

Wise Ears:  www.nidcd.nih.gov/health/wise/

How loud is too loud?:   http://www.noisyplanet.nidcd.nih.gov/info/Pages/howloud.aspx

2 Responses to “Tinnitus Prevention”

  1. Jeff says:

    Hi Anne

    I just want to let you know that I found your website most informative. I hand make furniture to order and have been doing so for almost 5 years. Upon reading the information that you have supplied on Prevention, I now wear ear muffs when using power tools in my workshop. As a matter of interest I have told my 11 year old daughter to reduce the volume of her MP3 player when she is listening to music.

    Thanks Jeff

    • Anne says:

      Hi Jeff, It is important for us to take measures to protect our hearing when exposed to loud noises as without protection we may develop tinnitus. It is equally important to educate our children about the dangers of listening to very loud music. I’m sure your daughter will come to appreciate your guidance later in life.


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