Will Tinnitus Get Worse

Published: 07th September 2010
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One of the common concerns tinnitus sufferers have is will tinnitus get worse. Generally, tinnitus tends to gradually decrease in its severity from the time it first appears. Sometimes it may go away altogether, especially in those people where the symptoms are intermittent. More often it will diminish to the point where it is merely a mild annoyance. For others the improvement will be less noticeable, but in any case, tinnitus is unlikely to get any worse unless something happens to further aggravate the condition.

If your tinnitus does not seem to be improving, or seems to be getting worse, you should consult your doctor for a proper diagnosis. If you are able to identify exactly what is causing your symptoms, your doctor may be able to suggest a suitable treatment.

There are many known causes for tinnitus, and some are more treatable than others. Also, something that causes tinnitus in one person may have little or no effect on someone else. The one factor that worsens tinnitus in all cases is stress.

Minimizing stress is important to reduce your tinnitus symptoms.
  • Avoid nerve stimulants such as coffee and nicotine
  • Avoid fatigue and make sure you get adequate rest
  • A hot shower, or massage can reduce muscle tension
  • Herbs such as chamomile and passionflower have a mild sedative and calming effect
  • Relaxation techniques such as yoga or meditation can also aid in reducing stress levels


Tinnitus itself can be stressful. Anything that makes you more aware of your tinnitus is your enemy.
  • As much as possible, try to avoid thinking about your problem, or talking about it. Keep your mind occupied with other things. Staying busy will take your mind away from your tinnitus.
  • Always try to have some competing sound such as a radio, television or a fan. Keep the volume just below the level of your tinnitus. The object is not to drown the sound out completely, merely to make it less obtrusive.


Managing your stress can help to ensure that your tinnitus does not get worse. Often it will also greatly decrease the symptoms. But it is still only one of the factors that may be responsible for the ringing in your ears.

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