Can Tinnitus go away?

Can tinnitus go away on its own?  In many cases, tinnitus goes away on its own regardless of the cause. However, that doesn’t mean you should wait for weeks, months, or even years for your tinnitus to vanish. If your tinnitus continues for more than a couple of weeks and affects your quality of life, consult an audiologist. After driving about 60 hours a week for about a year and a half, I developed Tinnitus in my right ear.

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The noise was a loud ringing noise that would not go away.

Sometimes I felt it was in both ears but it mostly sounded like in my right ear.

Tinnitus is a condition in which a person hears sounds in his ears which can be ringing, roaring, or even clicking.

I put the sound down to stress as my driving job is very stressful. I mean I have to deal with people who are really drunk and could vomit in their seats, they can be very abusive because they have drunk too much or because they have taken drugs.

drinking tinnitus
Alcohol & tinnitus.

It’s my job to deliver this person or people to their location or home without losing my temper or losing my license, the abusive language, attitude, and actions are intolerable sometimes.

When my Tinnitus started…

The Tinnitus started in February 2017 just after the Christmas period.

Around about the end of March, somebody wanted to rent my taxi thus alleviating my position as a driver for about a year.

About 3 weeks had passed when I noticed that the sound in my ears was starting to subside.

My left ear was not affecting me at all now and my right ear just very slightly making noise so to speak.

After about 5 weeks the tinnitus stopped altogether. I had not been driving the taxi for about 5 weeks but I still had contact with the driver because I had to service the vehicle and put it through it’s various City council tests.

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Black taxi driving.

One day I was driving it to the test center and noticed that at the driver’s side door or was not sealing properly against the rubber seal and this made it quite noisy and was letting the air and water through as well. This was also leading to a lot of noise coming through the gap between the door and the rubber seal.

It dawned on me that the constant noise set off the ringing in my ears which was not going away. After I stopped driving the taxi for about 2 months the ringing noise finally subsided but does come back under certain conditions.

Factors such as getting older, high-stress levels & too much sugar I think affected it all.

So, can Tinnitus go away by itself?

In my opinion, tinnitus will not go away just by itself.  The conditions which cause tinnitus have to be removed in order for it to be reduced or for it to go away.

 For example, if somebody works in a noisy environment and they start to develop a ringing in their ears when they go home, then they must reduce the noise in their workplace even though they might feel that Tinnitus is only temporary and will go away.

Tinnitus sufferer.

 For example, if someone works in a very stressful environment then they have to reduce the stress levels in that place, or they must consider stress-reducing factors such as physical exercise, walking, taking time off work, and not taking their work home with them.

It could also be that the diet that we have is causing tinnitus, for example, very high sugar levels or high caffeine levels or excessive consumption of alcohol may cause tinnitus.

Sometimes it feels like the ringing or buzzing just won’t go away. But the real problem is underlying like stress or too much alcohol, perhaps too much sugar in your blood, not enough exercise, or a noisy environment where you are in a lot.
So the question is in order to reduce the effects of tinnitus can you change your workplace your lifestyle your physical condition your diet because it seems very strongly related to these things.

If you have injured the important parts inside your ear-  the stereocilia – which translate the air oscillations into the sounds that we can hear, we will generally find that loud noise and loud sounds are the cause of it that’s why after attending a concert, a gig, being in a loud restaurant or sitting next to a jet engine on a plane causes the ringing sound.

How long before Tinnitus goes away?

Tinnitus can actually go away or subside after a few days ft underlying condition would you think is causing it is taken away but it can last for many months if your stress or loud noises are continuing in your life

For me, the tinnitus starts to go away when I work less or when I am on holiday because there is no noise and there is less stress. If it is affecting your lifestyle then it would be wise to see a specialist for the doctor.

Tinnitus is usually temporary but it can be permanent for some and this is due to different damage that has occurred to the inner ear. For example, someone may have a hearing impairment and so they get tinnitus as well. But it may be that somebody has a brain injury – and the majority of the processing of sound occurs inside the brain –  so these parts of the brain start to break down, then tinnitus can be the conclusion of what happens here.

Short term tinnitus is much more common than permanent tinnitus but there are still millions of Americans, for example, who are treated every year for lasting, or chronic tinnitus symptoms.

Getting a good night’s sleep is combattant to the effects of tinnitus.


Try not eating or drinking anything 5 or 6 hours before you go to sleep. this will result in you having an unbroken sleep from the moment you put your head on the pillow until you wake up in the morning. Such a restful sleep can help against tinnitus.
If you eat before you go to bed then your tummy is trying to digest your food and change it into energy while you are lying trying to go to sleep. I personally find it very difficult not to eat before I go to bed as I worked in restaurants for many years and now work late as a taxi driver.

But what I have found is that I can change my attitude towards food by eating a good meal earlier maybe around 6 p.m. I’m just drinking water or other liquids for the rest of the evening. I find this method really helps me to get a night of much better sleep.

When you get a good night’s sleep, hopefully without a break in it, then the body can relax and mend itself properly and of course, you feel much better when you wake up. The body is more relaxed there is less stress it is healthier and this will, in turn, reduce the effects of tinnitus.

In the majority of cases, your tinnitus will subside without you having to do anything about it. Your hearing should go back to normal within 16 to 48 hours. However, you will want to find a solution if your tinnitus continues to affect you.

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From an early age, our mother used to give us all an Indian head massage.  We also used to get full-body massages when we were much younger. 

head massage

The Indian head massage includes using some warm oil such as almond oil and covers massaging the entire head from above the eyebrows to behind the ears and all of the neck as well – in a strong rubbing motion.

 The effects on the mind and body are fantastic and reduce stress and anxiety.  It can reduce the effects of tinnitus on us dramatically, as the massage includes areas of the head that can cause tinnitus.

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