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How can you protect yourself from loud noises when you have tinnitus?

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Avoid concerts, sporting events, and noisy machinery. These make tinnitus worse. If you can't stay away or if the noise is part of your job, take care of your ears. Wear earplugs or earmuffs when exposed to them. If you use headphones to listen to music, keep the sound turned down low.

SOURCES:

MayoClinic: "Tinnitus: Lifestyle and home remedies," "Tinnitus: Treatment," "Tinnitus: Diagnosis," "Symptoms and causes."

FamilyDoctor.org: "Tinnitus."

American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery: "Tinnitus."

University of Maryland Medical Center: "Tinnitus."

Vestibular Disorders Association: "Dietary Considerations."

American Hearing Research Foundation: "Tinnitus."

The American Journal of Medicine: "A Prospective Study of Caffeine Intake and Risk of Incident Tinnitus."

Better Health Channel, Victoria State Government: "Tinnitus."

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders: "Tinnitus."

American Tinnitus Association: “Sound Therapies.”

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on December 20, 2016

SOURCES:

MayoClinic: "Tinnitus: Lifestyle and home remedies," "Tinnitus: Treatment," "Tinnitus: Diagnosis," "Symptoms and causes."

FamilyDoctor.org: "Tinnitus."

American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery: "Tinnitus."

University of Maryland Medical Center: "Tinnitus."

Vestibular Disorders Association: "Dietary Considerations."

American Hearing Research Foundation: "Tinnitus."

The American Journal of Medicine: "A Prospective Study of Caffeine Intake and Risk of Incident Tinnitus."

Better Health Channel, Victoria State Government: "Tinnitus."

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders: "Tinnitus."

American Tinnitus Association: “Sound Therapies.”

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on December 20, 2016

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