The best way to prevent tinnitus is to avoid loud noises, so protect your ears from loud noise. Particularly important if your occupation exposes you to a lot of loud noise, or you frequently go to concerts and nightclubs. If you are concerned about losing sound quality, there are special earplugs available that filter out unwanted noise while maintaining the quality of the sound. Also, limit exposure to loud environments to an hour or so each time. Noise is cumulative so if you take a break it helps your hearing to recover.