What tinnitus taught Jan Mayes

Photo credit: Karolina Grabowska by Daniel Fink, MD, Chair, The Quiet Coalition Our noise colleague and my coauthor Jan Mayes has a wonderful, personal article in the current issue of Hearing Health Magazine, sharing with the reader how an unfortunate accident inspired her to become an audiologist. Jan was in a motor vehicle crash and

Acoustic assault leaves tinnitus

Photo credit: MondoPhoto licensed under CC BY-ND 2.0 by Jan L. Mayes, MSc, Audiologist, Member, The Quiet Coalition The Canadian national media are paying attention to tinnitus reported by some Ottawa residents after being exposed to weeks of noisy truck honking Freedom Convoy protests. The Globe & Mail published an opinion on the impact of

Toddlers should fear some loud sounds

Photo credit: Monstera from Pexels by Jan L. Mayes, MSc, Audiologist, Member, The Quiet Coalition I was horrified to read this article in Romper Toddler entitled, “Here’s when you should be concerned about your child’s fear of sound.” If parents follow the loud suggestions, they could cause permanent noise damage to their toddler’s hearing and

Purple marks Disability Rights

Image courtesy of #WeThe15 by Daniel Fink, MD, Chair, The Quiet Coalition On August 19, more than 125 monuments around the world were bathed in purple light to recognize the worlds’ 1.2 billion people living with disabilities. This article from NPR states that at least 15% of the world’s population is living with a disability.

Hearing loss crisis among musicians

by Jan L. Mayes, MSc, Audiologist A recent article about the hearing loss crisis among musicians reports hearing loss as every musician’s worst nightmare and as devastating for a musician as losing a hand. Many professional musicians have permanent hearing problems from not protecting their hearing until after chronic tinnitus or distortion and muffling hearing


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