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.

Jan’s Activities

Experience

Education

I enjoy writing horror fiction and non-fiction, with the odd dash of poetry for good measure. I’m a 2019 International Books Awards winning finalist in Health: General, and a 2013 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.