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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

Speed of sound is unique on Mars

Photo credit: NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0 by Jan L. Mayes, MSc, Audiologist, Member, The Quiet Coalition Using equipment on the Perseverance rover, scientists have discovered the speed of sound is unique on Mars. Sound speed depends on the temperature and medium that it's travelling through, e.g. gas, liquid, or solid.

Counter-protesters blast “most hated songs” playlist

Photo credit: Daniel Lobo licensed under CC BY 2.0 by Jan L. Mayes, MSc, Audiologist, Member, The Quiet Coalition Counter-protesters in New Zealand blasted a playlist of “most hated” songs in attempts to disperse anti-government protesters that set up camp outside Parliament. The protesters disrupted nearby homes, schools, and businesses for days. The counter-protest playlist

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

Personal sound zones in cars?

Photo credit: Hasan Gulec from Pexels by Jan L. Mayes, MSc, Audiologist, Member, The Quiet Coalition Will future cars have individual sound zones for each passenger? Scientists are exploring an algorithm that would let each passenger listen to their own audio without disturbing others and without using headphones or earbuds. So far the algorithm only

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