Everyone who suffers from bothersome tinnitus wants something that will  make the tinnitus go away. If you browse the internet or read newspapers and magazines, you can easily find people or organisations who will offer a method that claims to cure, or at least reduce, tinnitus. This could be in the form of medication, such as pills or injections; herbal supplements; devices and gadgets or different types of therapy and hypnosis. The list of "cures" is long, and getting longer.

Some of the information you read will be about effective, evidence based treatments. And some will be about treatments which haven't even been tested. There may even be suggestions that are dangerous.

This page lists a number of treatments and gives our verdict on them. If you click on the treatment name, you can see the decision making tool we used to come to that verdict.

Don't forget, if you want further information on managing tinnitus, explore this site or call our helpline on 0800 018 0527.


Evidence of no effect, evidence of harm – do not proceed

No evidence of effect, no evidence of harm 

Evidence of effect, potential risks – proceed with caution

Evidence of effect, no evidence of harm – go ahead

Tinnitus treatments

Craniosacral therapy
Ginkgo biloba
Vitamin B12