Tinnitus Toolbox Hyperacusis Handbook Not a List of Internet Stuff

Another positive review for Tinnitus Toolbox Hyperacusis Handbook said the first half of the book is great for coping tools, but the second half is a list of stuff off the internet. I don’t know what that means. It’s all original content on noise damage, noise control, hearing protection, hearing healthcare, and toolbox evolution.


It’s based on my non-fiction health Eric Hoffer Award winning book Tinnitus Treatment Toolbox (2010, rev. 2012). Plus expanded info based on changes in coping tools and noise science. Did they see the hundreds of science references at the back of the book?

Internet info on noise and hearing protection is a mix of myths and not factual information that I debunk. I include specific information on resting ears after noise trauma and how to use hearing protection without making hyperacusis worse from overprotection. I’ve never found any internet list on evolving toolboxes for people like me with tinnitus-hyperacusis for over 30 years. On intensive care versus ongoing care versus flare-up care.

My life’s work in hearing healthcare and continuing education as an audiologist dismissed as a list of stuff you can find on the internet. In educational chapters that aren’t lists any more than the first half of the book. I wonder if they mean the chapter summaries I included at the end of every chapter. With each chapter’s main points and/or science-based coping tools listed under self-help, guided self-help, and professional treatments. Scams and “cures” not included.


The reviewer makes a good point about no index at the back of the Tinnitus Toolbox Hyperacusis Handbook ebook. I tried very hard to make that happen with no success. Ebook paging depends on the e-reader, font size chosen by the reader, etc. For example, page 321 content on Kindle could be page 333 on a Nook or Kobo. This makes indexing ebooks hugely challenging.

Instead, the ebook has a detailed Table of Contents at the front with links to each chapter.

The paperback is indexed.

Review: Tinnitus Toolbox Hyperacusis Handbook by Jan L. Mayes 4 Stars

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