Coping toolbox

Author and audiologist Jan L. Mayes reviews and opinions on coping with chronic conditions like tinnitus, hyperacusis, misophonia, hearing loss, anxiety, and depression.

Hearing Protection for Babies, Children, and Adults

People often wonder about the best type of hearing protection for babies, children, and adults. There are many options to choose from at retail stores and online. But most people don’t know age makes a difference for who should wear hearing protection, and what type is right for different ages. For example, hearing healthcare professionals …

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Looking for Free Tinnitus Hyperacusis Health Resources to Help You Cope Better?

Reading (bibliotherapy) and connecting with people who have T/H is often very helpful for people struggling to cope better. Most people (like Jan) have both. H and T are both from overactive hearing systems. Benign. Coping tools and therapy options are usually similar for both. So H info is usually included at T resources too. These are some – not the only – international sources of T and/or H info and how to cope better.

High Fidelity Ear Protection for Music, Words in Noise, Hunting

Websites, media and other sources say use ear protection if you’re in damaging high level environmental noise whether that’s mowing the lawn, going to a concert or stadium event or doing some hunting or shooting. This couldn’t be more general or vague. It depends on if you need to hear in noise. Do you want …

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Tinnitus Toolbox Hyperacusis Handbook Printables

Combined Surveys PDF This pdf includes popular hearing healthcare surveys used to rate distress from tinnitus and/or decreased sound tolerance like hyperacusis, misophonia, and/or phonophobia. It includes: Tinnitus & Decreased Sound Tolerance Distress Rating (visual analog scale first published by Jan L. Mayes in 2019) Hyperacusis Screening Test Tinnitus Handicap Inventory – Screening (10 Question) …

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