Tinnitus can be a difficult condition to manage, but there are several remedies that may help. If tinnitus is especially noticeable in quiet environments, try using a white noise machine to mask the sound. Alternatively, a fan, soft music, or low-volume static radio can also be effective. Exercise is also important for managing tinnitus, as it can help to alleviate many of the symptoms associated with the condition.
Aim for at least three to five sessions of exercise per week. N-Acetyl-L-Cysteine (NAC) has not been proven to be effective for tinnitus, but the herb ginkgo biloba may be worth trying. Take two tablets of standardized ginkgo extract three times daily with meals, up to a total dose of 240 mg per day. Ginkgo may work by increasing blood circulation in the head and neck, so it is worth trying for at least two months.
Cranial therapy is another option; this gentle manipulation technique is performed by osteopathic doctors and may help to relieve pressure or irritation on the auditory nerves. If high blood pressure is the cause of tinnitus, try to control it through diet, exercise and weight loss, or with medications if needed.