Keep an eye out for activities or circumstances that aggravate your symptoms and attempt to avoid or limit your exposure to them. This might include loud noises, an excessive amount of coffee or alcohol, or stressful conditions.
Manage stress: High stress levels can exacerbate tinnitus symptoms. Explore stress management techniques such as meditation, deep breathing exercises, yoga, or engaging in hobbies and activities that help you relax.
Wear ear protection, such as earplugs or earmuffs, in noisy locations or when participating in loud-sounding activities to avoid being exposed to loud noises. This can help avoid additional ear damage.
Reduce your intake of caffeine and alcohol as these substances can potentially worsen tinnitus symptoms in some individuals. Pay attention to how your body reacts to these substances and adjust accordingly.
Mask or distract from the pulsing noises by using background noise. Play gentle music, use a fan, or experiment with a white noise machine to create a calm environment that minimises tinnitus perception.
Relaxation techniques such as progressive muscle relaxation, guided visualisation, and biofeedback should be used. These approaches can help you relax your body and mind, thereby lessening the severity of your pulsatile tinnitus.