Five Do's and Don'ts of Living with Tinnitus

Do’s

  1. Do talk to a hearing health professional if tinnitus is affecting your ability to sleep, read, concentrate or take part in normal activities.

  2. Do realize that every person responds to tinnitus differently. There is no right or wrong way.

  3. Do avoid anxiety and/or stress as it can aggravate tinnitus.

  4. Do look at apps and equipment that can help at bedtime to make falling asleep easier.

  5. Do know that tinnitus can be managed even if it cannot be cured.

Don’ts

  1. Don’t believe everything you read about tinnitus being cured by herbs or supplements. Management via sound therapy or personal devices is the most successful way to treat tinnitus.

  2. Don’t forget that tinnitus can be a symptom of something else, so it is important to have it checked out by a professional.

  3. Don’t forget about things that can aggravate tinnitus like caffeine, lack of sleep, stress, and even aspirin.

  4. Don’t think you are alone!

  5. Don’t forget about hearing protection!Loud sounds and environments can trigger and/or aggravate tinnitus.