I have several questions about tinntius - being new to it I'm very paranoid about making it worse. I regularly go to football matches, will this likely make my tinnitus worse? Or aren't they TOO loud? Dogs barking, could that make it worse? I love concerts, however I realise these are now out of bounds. I think I may just be over paranoid, but even things like drying my hair (85DB) and my alarm clock 90 + DB, surely this will cause more permanent damage? OR is this over-reacting? I just really don't understand it. Will loud noises just create spikes which go down in a day or so, or will they cause permanently bad tinnitus until I can no longer cope? FOOD & DRINK Is it really a case of no junk food or chocolate at all etc, as this will create spikes? Or do these only last a couple of hours? THEME PARKS For example, disney world, would I need to avoid this as there are loud noises around constantly? And will rollercoasters have any affect on it? LONG TERM SLEEP I have sleeping tablets for the short term, but is there anything long term which can help? I'm only in my early twenties and it already seems like my life is being taken away from me. I just feel that this will just get worse over time as the ears will be exposed to many sounds which are unexpected, is this the case? Thank you for any help you can provide.