I developed tinnitus 8 years ago following a head injury.l had a few years of relief but then it started again in December with hissing,whooshing,pitches and electric current sounds. I had a breakdown at Christmas but I am now in more or less in control and the volume has have gone from an 8/10 down to 2/10.
To do this l took proprananol first and still use it regularly esp if the volume rises.
Then Completely cut out alcohol,caffeine,chocolate,black tea then added in anti-oxidant supplements NAC,omega 3, vitamin B complex plus naicin, olive leaf, hawthorn berry,hibiscus tea and homeopathic remedy for tinnitus with panic "Cimicifuga" .
I started listening to pink noise( white noise) and then downloaded a sound from " hush tinnitus" . This download infact helped massively as it blocks the whooshing completely and gives a lingering delay of quiet. I use this for any period when l am alone in the quiet.
One thing l also started to do was to change the words l use to myself and to ask my brain to turn the volume down and off. Like self hypnosis. After a few minutes there is a noticeable change in volume as my brain essentially is in control of my tinnitus and will eventually do what l tell it.
The biggest thing is to get calm, get lots of sleep by using white noise that cuts out after a while . I found if l use it whilst asleep my brain will mimick the sound , for it needs peace when we sleep.
Drink plenty of water. Stay positive. Show gratitude and appreciation and get extra peace and calm with daily meditation. Work with your mind and with the sound rather than fighting it. Avoid stress.
Good luck and l really hope some of the above may be of help to some of you.....
It is a daily problem but it doesn't have to ruin your life.