Bio

Jan L. Mayes, MSc, Aud(C), RAud, is a Canadian author and educator. She has the unique perspective of both having tinnitus-hyperacusis for over 30 years, and working as an audiologist specializing in tinnitus-hyperacusis evaluation, management, and prevention.

Her career spans hearing healthcare, health and safety education, hearing conservation, and authoring horror fiction and non-fiction noise and hearing health related articles and books.

People used to reading her educational non-fiction are shocked at Jan’s dark imagination and the creepy macabre plots in her fiction writing.

Volunteering

  • Board of Directors, Right to Quiet Society (registered charity)
  • Right to Quiet Society news editor & education coordinator quiet.org
  • British Tinnitus Association tinnitus consultation group volunteer
  • Action on Hearing Loss research panel volunteer (focus groups, surveys)

Experience

Education

I enjoy writing horror fiction and non-fiction, with the odd dash of poetry for good measure. I’m an Eric Hoffer Award winning author in non-fiction health.

I became an educational audiologist specializing in evaluation, management, and prevention of tinnitus, hyperacusis, and noise-induced hearing health damage.

I designed and taught safety & health educational programs including hearing conservation. I missed audiology.

I worked in evaluation, management, and prevention of noise-induced hearing loss and tinnitus.

I worked for 2 years in Fredericton, NB, Canada, doing hearing loss evaluation and management for people of all ages from babies to elders. After I discovered what winter is like as a season, I returned to the Pacific Northwest to work in Vancouver, BC.

My Team

TAZ & WILEY
Exercise buddies.
The doggsy twins enjoy taking long walks and chewing up government mail.
SWISS
Comfort cat. Named after cheese.
SIR JAKITTY
Sleep specialist.
International cat of mystery.

For more info on Jan’s interviews and articles, please visit her Press & Media Info page.