Try to find others who may be suffering from tinnitus. Bookmarking multiple online support groups, or joining local groups, can help to ease your stress and provide you with invaluable information. You're not the only one afflicted with this condition, and you all can help each other out by exchanging personal experiences and ideas that allow for better coping and quality of life.
You should try to go and get your blood pressure checked. Anything from hypertension to other stresses that increase your blood pressure could cause tinnitus to become louder in your ear. If your blood pressure is elevated, try to do things to alleviate it. You should possibly consider taking blood-pressure medication, reducing your caffeine consumption, or just learning different stress management techniques.
If you suffer from pulsatile tinnitus (the sound in your ears keeps rhythm with your heart) ask your doctor if using tricyclic antidepressants may be beneficial for your condition. These medications have been proven to offer relief to numerous people who suffer from pulsatile tinnitus. Since this class of medication may cause side effects, your physician may prescribe these drugs only on a trial basis to see if they are effective.
If your tinnitus is getting you down you should instead focus on what's great about your life. Write a list of everything you love, enjoy doing, or are happy you are involved in. This will perk up your spirits and help you to get over the misery tinnitus can bring.
If you're in a quiet room and tinnitus is rearing it's ugly head, pretend it's not really in your ears. Imagine that it's actually a background noise, like the sea lapping outside your window. Imagine that it's just external and it's actually a beautiful sound that you enjoy greatly and you'll find your agitation will go away.
Try various types of background noise to reduce your tinnitus symptoms. White noise has been shown to be an effective distraction to tinnitus. Some great sources of background noise are ceiling and box type fans, appliances like refrigerators, road noise you get while driving, and air-conditioners. Any sort of device that will produce consistent noise will be helpful.