Arches Tinnitus Formula

Here we look at the claims for Arches Tinnitus Formula.

Version: 1.0 Last updated: April 2023 To be reviewed: November 2025

Treatment details

Illustration of a bottle with a star on the front of it.


Branded dietary supplement



Evidence of harm



Evidence that it is not effective



The makers claim

“Clinically proven”[1] “recommended by thousands of leading ENT doctors”[1].

What is the treatment?

Arches Tinnitus Formula a capsule. It is suggested that two capsules are taken twice daily for a minimum of 100 days[1].

The ingredients of Arches Tinnitus Formula are listed as Ginkgo biloba extract, zinc picolinate and deodorized garlic[1].

What are the downsides of this treatment?

Potential side effects, allergic reactions and drug interactions from Ginkgo biloba[2].

Cost – the suggested 100 days supply costs $129.80[1].

Has there been research into this treatment?

Although there have been no papers published on Arches Tinnitus Formula as a supplement, there are a number of papers on the effects of Ginkgo biloba and zinc.

What does the research say?

The limited evidence does not demonstrate that Ginkgo biloba is effective for tinnitus when this is the primary complaint.[3]

It does not reduce the intensity of tinnitus or improve quality of life.[4]

There is no evidence that the use of a zinc supplement[5] [6] or garlic[7] improves symptoms in adults with tinnitus.

Although independent evidence is limited, what there is does not show that the components of this supplement are effective for tinnitus. The potential side effects may cause serious harm. We would suggest you talk to your GP before taking any new medication or supplement.

“Dietary supplements should not be recommended to treat tinnitus”[8]

Tinnitus UK


Practice guidelines do not recommend the use of Ginkgo biloba as a treatment for tinnitus[9] [10].

All online references accessed 10 November 2022 unless noted.

1. Arches Natural Products Inc. Arches Tinnitus Formula.

2. Drugsite Trust. Ginkgo biloba. Available from

3. Hilton MP, Zimmermann EF, Hunt WT. Ginkgo biloba for tinnitus. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (2013),
Issue 3. Art. No.: CD003852. doi:

4. Kramer F, Ortigoza Á. Ginkgo biloba for the treatment of tinnitus. Medwave. (2018) Oct 17;18(6):e7295.
English, Spanish. doi: 10.5867/
medwave.2018.06.7294. Erratum in:
Medwave. (2018) Nov 13;18(7):e7337.

5. Person OC, Puga MES, da Silva EMK, Torloni MR. Zinc supplements for tinnitus. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (2016), Issue 11. Art. No.: CD009832.
DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD009832.pub2.

6. National Institutes of Health Office of Dietary Supplements. Zinc Fact Sheet for Consumers.

7. The Drugsite Trust. Garlic.

8. Coelho C, Tyler R et al. Survey on the Effectiveness of Dietary Supplements to Treat Tinnitus. American Journal of Audiology. (2016) 25(3): 184-205

9. British Society of Audiology. Practice Guidance – Tinnitus in Adults. (2021)
Available from:

10. Tunkel DE, Bauer CA, Sun GH, et al. Clinical Practice Guideline: Tinnitus. Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery. (2014);151(2_suppl): S1-S40.