hearing loss

How to Protect Kid’s Ears from Constant Headphone Use

This recent NYT article by Joyce Cohen identifies evidence-based noise risk info for parents and others on How to protect kid’s ears from constant headphone use. It’s not just kids. Everyone who listens at >50% volume is at risk of permanent progressive hearing health damage. Teach children to keep the volume <50% to protect their …

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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 …

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Propylene Glycol (PG) in e-Cigarette Vape Juice Damages Hearing Health

I started vaping in November 2016. I never thought of my ears. I’ve had anxiety forever, and it was rearing its ugly head. Under a lot of stress. Flaring up my tinnitus as usual. I kept thinking back to when I was a teenager. When the odd cigarette calmed me down. I don’t want to …

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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 …

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