If I should pass the Tomb of Jonah, I would stop and sit for awhile. For I was buried one time deep in the dark, and came out alive after all.



  • Right to Quiet Society news editor & education development
  • Board of Directors, Right to Quiet Society (non-profit)
  • British Tinnitus Association tinnitus consultation group volunteer



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

I burned out and switched careers. I designed and taught safety & health educational programs including hearing conservation. I missed audiology.

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 at an occupational audiology clinic in Vancouver, BC.

My Team

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


2019 Urban noise levels are high enough to damage auditory sensorineural health
2018 Noise discrimination against people with hearing loss, tinnitus and hyperacusis
2017 The health impact of environmental noise
2011 My 25th tinnitus anniversary
2011 Tinnitus triage
2010 A Q & A session with J.L. Mayes