Category Archives: Safe Sound

Trivia Quiz: Southern Resident Killer Whales – The Next Species Extinction

I have grown up hiking, camping, fishing, and boating by the Salish Sea. I have watched the whales from shore and quietly by boat. On a whale watching tour in 2009, I saw a super pod of J, K, and L including calves and adults. This irreplaceable whale species – currently at 73 members in the total global population – has cultural and spiritual significance to First Nations, British Columbians, Canadians, and the world. Let’s act to save them before it’s too late.


Education Report: Canada Federal Air Pollution Plus Noise Pollution Public Policy

I wrote this as a free share to raise awareness about greater public health risk from combined pollution, e.g. air plus noise pollution worse than either alone.

Mayes, Jan L. (2019, Oct 5). Education report: Canada federal air pollution plus noise pollution public policy.


My SoundScape Listening Memories

Sound isn’t just about the tone or loudness. It’s about the quality of sounds and the feelings they trigger. The memories the soundscape evokes. The crack of a baseball bat and cheers from a Little League game at the nearby park. Kids getting called in for dinner. Bikes whizzing by. Seagulls screeching as they try to steal french fries near the beach snack stand.

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Community Noise, Hearing Health, and Communication

This free pdf Community noise, hearing health, and communication is a plain language version of:

Mayes, Jan L. (2019, Feb 18). Urban noise levels are high enough to damage auditory sensorineural health. Sound and the Healthy City, special issue of the Cities and Health Journal, Routlegdge. DOI 10.1080/23748834.2019.1577204