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How To Prevent Tinnitus

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Tinnitus affects a staggering 10% of the population. It is a term that describes the sensation of hearing a noise in the absence of an external sound. The sound of tinnitus varies from one person to another although the noises are usually described as ringing, whistling, buzzing or humming, which can manifest themselves at a range of volumes from a low, ambient noise to a level that can seem overwhelming. Commonly linked to frequent and/or prolonged exposure to loud noise, which can damage the auditory system.
Limit the time of exposure to loud noise/music to give your ears a chance to recover
Reduce the exposure to loud noise/music by wearing ear plugs. If it's really loud, this may actually, and apparently paradoxically, allow you to hear things better.
Keep well hydrated - ears work better with a good blood supply - so in a nightclub or at a music concert or festival, if it's hot and you are dancing and sweating, then drink plenty of fluids to make up for the loss.
Don't stand too close to speakers at festivals, concerts and nightclubs.
Keep the volume down on your personal stereo.
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