Tinnitus Coping Resources Available Online

Feature photo by Fernando @cferdo on Unsplash. There are lots of free resources online for people looking for tinnitus-hyperacusis coping tools. This includes people from the normal hearing, Hearing Loss or Hard of Hearing, and Deaf communities. Scientists think tinnitus-hyperacusis come from hyperactive hearing systems.  Tinnitus = extra sound heard. Hyperacusis = extra loud sound …

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Summary of Articles by Jan L. Mayes 2010-2021

Featured image by Ewan Robertson on Unsplash Fink, D and Mayes, J.L. (2021, Jan 1). Curbside consultation: Making recommendations to reduce noise exposure. American Family Physician. 103(1): 57-59. Mayes, Jan L. (2020, Dec 17). When hearing aids don’t work. silencity.com Mayes, Jan L. (2020, Dec 1). Building your own hearing protection toolkit. Tinnitus Today (Winter …

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Tinnitus Hyperacusis Distress Surveys

Featured image by Scott Graham on Unsplash I put together this pdf of commonly used evidence-based tinnitus hyperacusis distress surveys. They are free to print or share for educational purposes (not for resale). It includes: Tinnitus-Decreased Sound Tolerance Distress Scale (from my book Tinnitus Toolbox Hyperacusis Handbook) Tinnitus Handicap Inventory (25 questions) Tinnitus Handicap Inventory …

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Drug identified to treat or prevent hearing loss

Scientists have found a cancer treatment drug for humans, dabrafenib, helps treat hearing loss in mice. It seems to work for cisplatin chemotherapy and noise-induced hearing loss. This is good news. But noise-induced hearing loss is more than decreased hearing thresholds from inner ear or cochlear damage. Harmful noise >70 dB snaps connections or synapses …

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Personal Listening Case Scenario in American Family Physician Journal

I was honoured to co-author this case scenario with Dr. Daniel Fink of The Quiet Coalition. The clinical topic is on making recommendations to patients on how to lower personal listening noise exposure. The goal is preventing hearing system damage in upcoming generations of personal listening users including children, teens, and young adults. Noise-induced hearing …

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Tinnitus Today Winter 2020: Building Your Own Hearing Protection Toolkit

I was pleased to write an article and help answer reader questions for the American Tinnitus Association Winter 2020 issue of Tinnitus Today. This is an excellent issue full of research, treatment, and coping news and information. My Tinnitus Q & A is on page 30 and Building Your Own Hearing Protection Toolkit is on …

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