Everyone who suffers from bothersome tinnitus wants something that will make their 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 you try treatments 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.

We provide verdicts on two aspects of each treatment:

  • Safety - whether the treatment will do you any harm 

  • Efficacy - whether the treatment works for tinnitus

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

Key

Safety

Efficacy

Evidence of harm

Evidence that it has NO effect

Limited potential for harm

No evidence that it is effective

Regarded as safe

Evidence that it is effective

Tinnitus treatments

Treatment

Safety

Efficacy

Treatment

Safety

Efficacy

Acouphenol Levo® therapy system
Acupuncture Magnesium
Alprazolam (Xanax) Melatonin
Amitriptyline Mindfulness based cognitive therapy
Anticonvulsants Neuromodulation
Antidepressants Neuromonics
Antinitus Osteopathy
Betahistine Quietum Plus
Cannabinoids (Cannabidiol, CBD oil, cannabinol)

Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation

rTMS/TMS

CBD Gummies

Charles Stanley CBD Gummies

Charlie Stayt CBD Gummies

David Suzuki CBD Gummies

Eagle Hemp CBD Gummies

MediGreens CBD Gummies

Dragons Den Tinnitus Gummies

Kara's Orchard CBD Gummies

Nala Labs CBD Gummies

Nature's Gold CBD Gummies

Tinnitus CBD Gummies Shark Tank

Ulixy CBD Cubes

Zenzi CBD Gummies

Silencil
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Silencis Pro
Craniosacral therapy

Sonus Complete

Desyncra Sheet in preparation Sheet in preparation Sound therapy
Ear candles (Hopi ear candles, ear cones, auricular candles) Synapse XT
Ear Clear Plus Tai chi (T’ai chi ch’üan, Tàijí quán)
Electroacupuncture Tinnitool (Low Level Laser Therapy; Tinnitus Soft Laser; Ear Laser)
Essential oils Tinnitus 911
Eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing (EMDR)
Tinnitus Guard
Ginkgo biloba Tinnitus retraining therapy (TRT)
Hawthorn extract Tranquillis
Hearing aids
Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS)
Hibiscus Vitamin B12
Hypnotherapy (Hypnosis) Xanax (see Alprazolam)
Hyperbaric oxygen Zinc
Laser therapy (Low Level Laser Therapy; Medium Level Laser Therapy; Tinnitool; EarLaser; Tinnitus Soft Laser)
Lenire(TM)

Updated 14 September 2021