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  • Tinnitus is experienced as noises or ringing in your ears or head when no physical noise is present. 
  • Tinnitus is a symptom of a problem in your auditory system.
  • See your doctor if you think you have tinnitus.
  • There is a variety of management techniques that may help relieve your symptoms.
  • You can habituate or become used to tinnitus. 
  • Once you habituate your tinnitus it will no longer affect your life in any way.
  • The key to habituation is no longer feeling threatened by your tinnitus.
  • The more attention you pay to your tinnitus, the harder it is to become habituated to it.
  • Free advice and counselling are offered by the Tinnitus Association of Victoria. 

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Reviewed on: 30-03-2019