Year: 2020

Covfefe Pie

Jolene was surprised when Mom invited them over for a special dinner the weekend before their wedding. Mom didn’t like Buck Neckid. She wished they wouldn’t get married. She prayed they wouldn’t get married. She never said she hated him. But she did. Right after they arrived at Mom’s house, Mom pulled Jolene aside. “Are …

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Neuromodulation is Not a New Tinnitus Treatment

A recent Scientific American article covers tinnitus treatment research that isn’t new. The treatment described is neuromodulation or bimodal neuromodulation described in the Body Therapy chapter of Tinnitus Toolbox Hyperacusis Handbook. This is a noninvasive paired stimulation approach using electric impulses to the face. The research is still weak with no control groups, no tinnitus …

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Hyperacusis, Gaming Soundtracks, and Hearing Protection

Regular everyday sounds are physically painful for people with hyperacusis or decreased sound tolerance. This means sometimes we need to use hearing protection to cope when other people don’t need any. Sound quality is an important factor. For example, metallic higher pitch sound sources usually hurt more than natural lower pitch sound sources. This means …

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Tinnitus Coping Resources Available Online

Feature photo by Fernando @cferdo on Unsplash. There are lots of free resources online for people looking for tinnitus-hyperacusis coping tools. This includes people from the normal hearing, Hearing Loss or Hard of Hearing, and Deaf communities. Scientists think tinnitus-hyperacusis come from hyperactive hearing systems.  Tinnitus = extra sound heard. Hyperacusis = extra loud sound …

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Summary of Articles by Jan L. Mayes 2010-2020

Featured image by Ewan Robertson on Unsplash Mayes, Jan L. (2020, Oct 15). Community to vote on noise control cost. silencity.com Mayes, Jan L. (2020, April 8). A noise control cure for noise-induced tinnitus and hyperacusis. thequietcoalition.org Mayes, Jan L. (2019, Oct 5). Education report: Canada federal air pollution plus noise pollution public policy. Mayes, …

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