Category Archives: Non Fiction

Right to Quiet Society Newsletter

In 2018-2019, the Canadian non-profit charity The Right to Quiet Society for Soundscape Awareness and Protection published several of my guest articles in their newsletter. Read the articles using these links:

Mayes, Jan L. (2018, Spring). Noise discrimination against people with hearing loss, tinnitus and hyperacusis. The Right to Quiet Society Noise Letter.

Climate change and unhealthy wind turbine noise (Right to Quiet Society Noiseletter, Spring 2019, p. 4)

US Quiet Communities Act of 2019 pending federal funding (Right to Quiet Society Noiseletter, Summer 2019, p. 2)

EU Laws requiring noisy electric cars ignore public health guidelines (Right to Quiet Society Noiseletter, Summer 2019, p. 3)

How fireworks can affect your health and the ecosystem (by CBC News (but such a good article I had to share here), Right to Quiet Society Noiseletter, Summer 2019, p. 5)


NFReads Interview With Author Jan L. Mayes

This is my interview with Tony at

Please introduce yourself and your book(s)!

My name is Jan L. Mayes. I’m an author from beautiful British Columbia in the Pacific Northwest of Canada. I write hearing health non-fiction and weird horror fiction.

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Award-Winning Finalist in Health: General category of 2019 International Book Awards

The American Book Fest has announced results for the 10th annual 2019 International Book Awards which honours excellence in mainstream and independent publishing.

Tinnitus Toolbox Hyperacusis Handbook has won an award as a finalist in the Health: General book category.

Jeffrey Keen, President and CEO of American Book Fest, said this year’s contest yielded over 2,000 entries from authors and publishers around the world, which were then narrowed down to the final results.

Keen says of the awards, “The 2019 results represent a phenomenal mix of books from a wide array of publishers throughout the world.”

Keen adds, “IBA’s success begins with the enthusiastic participation of authors and publishers and continues with our distinguished panel of industry judges who bring to the table their extensive editorial, PR, marketing, and design expertise.”

More information about the 10th Annual International Book Awards can be found at
All finalists are of equal merit, listed alphabetically.

For more book info please click this link: Tinnitus Toolbox Hyperacusis Handbook


US Review of Books Recommends Tinnitus Toolbox Hyperacusis Handbook

Review Excerpts

The book shows those living with tinnitus how they can use tools like sound therapy, mind therapy, sleep tools, hearing aids, and hearing protection to find answers and relief.

The book is easily organized and navigable for focusing on one particular tool or combining them for maximum trial and error.

Mayes is exceptionally qualified to inform those searching for help in this area. Her professional reputation and experience in the field of audiology allow her to offer an extensive array of coping techniques and treatments.

With a customizable toolbox grounded in facts and science, coping with tinnitus is possible, and a better quality of life is attainable.

Review by Michelle Jacobs

For more book info please click this link: Tinnitus Toolbox Hyperacusis Handbook


The future of killer whale recovery

This free pdf is at my issuu online publication platform. It is a text transcript I did of the Raincoast Conservation Foundation’s educational livestream hosted by Bob McDonald of CBC. Link: The future of killer whale recovery. If humans don’t protect the whale’s habitat from noise pollution, the whales have no future.

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