What can you do to help yourself if you have tinnitus?
Try to reduce the amount of salt in your diet. Salt can raise your blood pressure, and high blood pressure can trigger tinnitus. Nicotine and caffeine, which also have an adverse effect on your blood pressure, may worsen tinnitus symptoms too.
Certain medications can exacerbate tinnitus, including diuretics (e.g. furosemide), methotrexate, antibiotics such as erythromycin, and some forms of antidepressant.
Avoiding exposure to loud noise. Over time, loud noise can damage the nerves in the ears, so make sure you use hearing protection if you are working in a noisy environment. Keep sound levels low when listening to music.