According to WebMD, an estimated 50 million people in the U.S. have tinnitus, or ringing in the ears. Some people can ignore it easily, but others have a more difficult time. Either way, ringing in the ears is definitely an annoyance. Here are some steps you can take to help prevent and possibly treat tinnitus.
1. Avoid loud noises
If you’ve ever been to a concert, you’ll probably be familiar with the ringing or buzzing in your ears afterwards. Up to 90% of people with tinnitus can attribute at least some of the damage to loud noises. When possible, avoid loud noises to prevent ringing in the ears, or if you’re expecting it, bring ear plugs to help mute the sound.