hyperacusis

Propylene Glycol e-cigarette Hearing Health Vaping Survey

In 2018, I set up a survey to see what other people thought about e-cigarettes using vape juice containing ear poison (ototoxic) propylene glycol (PG). It’s not an “allergy” or “sensitivity”. Ototoxic chemicals damage the hearing and/or balance system. Tinnitus is when people hear sounds in their ears or head when there is no outside …

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Print Books versus eBooks at Bedtime

An interesting article at writingandwellness.com explained why print books are much healthier for reading before bed than ebooks. The reason? Research shows artificial blue light from ebooks makes people feel less sleepy, makes it take longer to fall asleep, changes sleep patterns, and left people more sleepy the next morning than people who read print …

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Holiday Coping With Tinnitus Hyperacusis or Hearing Loss

The holiday season can be a difficult time for people with hearing loss, tinnitus, or hyperacusis. The hustle and bustle and crowded social events can make T-H flare-up, and make it hard to understand conversations (this is true even for people with T and “normal” hearing).  This increases fatigue and stress that makes holiday coping …

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Dream Machines

I dream of a machinewiredbrain to brainthey hearexactly what I hearI dream of a machinepotato head inspiredears snap offnew snap onrewired brainsilencecopyright 2016 Jan L. Mayes (Gossamer)