Tinnitus is a disorder that gives people the sensation of noise or ringing in the ears. It is a symptom of an underlying condition such as hearing loss or another ear injury and can be associated with vertigo and dizziness. Although often bothersome, tinnitus is not normally the sign of a serious problem. By limiting exposure to loud noises and caring for your health, you can prevent tinnitus.
1.Move away from blaring sounds
The most common cause of tinnitus is damage to the sensory hair cells in the inner ear from exposure to loud noises. Moving yourself away from the center of blaring sounds such as at concerts or sporting events can help to prevent damage to your ears which causes tinnitus.
Avoid placing yourself close to any device that is blaring noise. Sounds higher 85 decibels can harm your hearing. For example, if you at a concert, don’t stand right next to speakers.
Let your ears rest occasionally. Do something that doesn’t involve loud noises such as hiking or biking in a park.
2.Use hearing protection
In some cases, you may not be able to move away from loud noises such as a shotgun firing or a concert. Wearing protective hearing devices to dampen sound can protect your hearing and prevent tinnitus.
Buy earmuffs or earplugs for any occasion in which you’ll be exposed to loud noises. Be aware that if you use chain saws, are a musician, use loud machinery in industry, or shoot firearms, you should always wear hearing protection that covers your entire ear.
3.Turn down the volume
Any device that emits sound can harm your hearing. Keeping sound at a reasonable level can minimize your risk for tinnitus.
Select a volume on electronics such as TVs, laptops, video games and tablets at the lowest sound possible.
Set the volume of personal listening devices, such as a MP3 player ,cell phone or anything that requires headphones, at a conservative level. By cancelling headphones it can help you listen at a low volume.