My more recent articles and writing are also available to freely read and share at https://issuu.com/janlmayes
Mayes, Jan L. (2019, Feb 18). Urban noise levels are high enough to damage auditory sensorineural health. Sound and the Healthy City, special issue of the Cities and Health Journal, Routlegdge. DOI 10.1080/23748834.2019.1577204
City noise, hearing health, and communication limits. Kudos plain language summary of Mayes, Jan L. (2019, Feb 18). Urban noise levels are high enough to damage auditory sensorineural health. Sound and the Healthy City, special issue of the Cities and Health Journal, Routlegdge. DOI 10.1080/23748834.2019.1577204
Mayes, Jan L. (2018, Spring). Noise discrimination against people with hearing loss, tinnitus and hyperacusis. The Right to Quiet Society Noise Letter.
Right to Quiet Articles
I wrote some recent newsletter articles for the Canadian charity Right to Quiet Society for Soundscape Awareness & Protection. Their newsletter is on temporary hiatus until their website redesign is completed. My article topics included:
Climate change and unhealthy wind turbine noise (Noiseletter, Spring 2019, p. 4)
US Quiet Communities Act of 2019 pending federal funding (Noiseletter, Summer 2019, p. 2)
EU Laws requiring noisy electric cars ignore public health guidelines (Noiseletter, Summer 2019, p. 3)
How fireworks can affect your health and the ecosystem (from CBC News, Noiseletter, Summer 2019, p. 5)
I attended the Noise in the City presentation at Simon Fraser University downtown Vancouver campus. Presenters included Right to Quiet Society activists Hans Schmid and Karl Raab. If you don’t have time to watch the full YouTube video, I wrote up a summary Transcript: Noise in the City Presentation for people to read instead.
Mayes, Jan L. (2017, Nov 2). The health impact of environmental noise. silencity.com.
Mayes, J. L. (Winter, 2011). My 25th Tinnitus Anniversary. Communique. Canadian Association of Speech Language Pathologists and Audiologists, 14.
Mayes, J. L. (Spring 2011). Tinnitus Triage. Communique. Canadian Association of Speech Language Pathologists and Audiologists, 22-23.
Born, D. (2010). A Q & A Session with J. L. Mayes. Tinnitus Today, American Tinnitus Association, 25; 3, 14-15.
I have put together this small reading list for people with similar interests on communication, public health, hearing health, and quiet activism to protect all species from pollution risks.
The Frome model for city or community government change is a blueprint for “a non-confrontational way of working and a participatory approach to democracy.” Communities could use for air-noise-light pollution control at local levels.
This is an enforcement guide for motorcycles, automobiles, and light trucks with modified exhaust systems (or modified stereo systems). These loud noise sources add to unhealthy high community noise levels.
This book describes the air pollution impact of aircraft on global health. Note: The noise pollution impact is just as serious a public health crisis.
This book describes the history of noise from this author’s perspective. Note: it doesn’t include the communication access impact or modern soundscape research on quiet city design and protection.
Jan L. MayesMSc, Aud(C), RAud
Author, audiologist, educator, quiet activist, playing with words.