Category Archives: Press

New Press Kit for Tinnitus Toolbox Hyperacusis Handbook

Due to popular demand, I’ve published a general second edition of Tinnitus Toolbox Hyperacusis Handbook. This is an abridged version of the original book. Changes include fewer acronyms, less science, and only general information on noise-induced damage. The general version book is available in ebook and paperback versions.

The Desk Reference Edition is the original content version with acronyms and plain language reviews of evidence-based science including noise risk to hearing health. This book is only available in paperback.

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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.

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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

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Tinnitus Treatment Toolbox 2013 Eric Hoffer Award Winner

Tinnitus Treatment Toolbox wins the Gold Seal of Excellence in Indie Publishing from Trafford Publishing. This award is based on a required positive review from U.S. Review of Books. My book also won an Eric Hoffer Award in Non-Fiction Health. These awards were founded by the Eric Hoffer Estate and their mission statement is “to honor freethinking writers and independent books of exceptional merit.”