How to Cope with Tinnitus

Some words of wisdom from Stacey Creecy, a young woman who deals with tinnitus. Here are a few tips that helped her while dealing with tinnitus:

1. A fan works wonders. Rather than sitting in silence or trying to sleep with the television on, try a fan. The constant buzzing of the fan drowns out the noise in your ear.

2. Try a radio. It doesn’t work as well while trying to get sleep but any noise is better than none.   

3. Lay on the offending ear. When trying to sleep, I find that mine worsens when I’m lying on the opposite ear. So, I always lay on my right ear, which lessens the noise considerably.

4. No (or limited) alcohol, caffeine and chocolate. Most people who are affected by the disease notice that it worsens when consuming these items. I specifically named chocolate because most chocolate has caffeine in it.

5. Some medical options. Some doctors may prescribe anti-anxiety or antidepressant medication to help ease the “driving me crazy” part of tinnitus. I have not had to do this as keeping busy has lessened the persistence of the tinnitus, for the most part.

3 responses to this post.

  1. […] Original post by balancechicago […]


  2. I use a radio at night with ear buds, low volume.
    I have found that I seem to have one god day ( no ringing ) every three or four days.
    Also, the anti-histamine, Loratadine, makes the Tinnitus much worse.

    Lipo-flavonoid Plus ( Walgreens ) does help.$27.00 for 100. 2 tablets a day.

    I would welcome any other suggestions….




  3. Posted by balancechicago on June 30, 2009 at 11:50 am

    Have you tried any dietary changes? Check out the ATA web site – some great suggestions:


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