About Jan

Jan L. Mayes has been writing and blogging horror fiction and tinnitus-hyperacusis non-fiction for over 10 years. Her background in linguistics, audiology and adult education—combined with over 30 years of experience coping with tinnitus-hyperacusis and plotting murders—have given her a broad base from which to approach many topics.

She won an international Eric Hoffer Award in Non-Fiction Health for her best-seller Tinnitus Treatment Toolbox, and is also the author of Doctor Bell Anthology :Tinnitus Terror Tales and Gossamer: A Poetry Collection. Her writing has been featured at Tinnitus Today, Communique, silencity.com and The Horror News Daily. She is currently a member of The Writer’s Path writing club.

She enjoys cookies and deadheading, as should all right thinking people. Connect with Jan at:

Visit Jan’s blog www.janlmayes.com/blog to learn more or subscribe to her blogs to be the first to know about book giveaways, free promotions, exclusive short stories and coping tool reviews.

Current Projects:

  • Tinnitus Toolbox-Hyperacusis Handbook non-fiction.
  • Fear Flash Anthology horror paranormal fiction.


Bachelor of Arts. Double major in Speech Sciences & Linguistics. University of British Columbia.
Master of Science. Audiology University of British Columbia.
Certified & Registered Audiologist.
Diploma in Adult Education. British Columbia Institute of Technology.

Books, Articles, Guest Blogs:

Mayes, Jan L. No empathy for tinnitus. The Horror Fiction Daily, Dec. 5, 2017. https://paper.li/MaryRajotte/1503248507#/

Mayes, Jan L. The health impact of environmental noise. silencity.com, Nov. 2, 2017. www.silencity.com/2017/11/02/the-health-impact-of-environmental-noise/

Doctor Bell Anthology: Tinnitus Terror Tales © 2017 Jan L. Mayes

Napkins: A Short Horror Story © 2016 Jan L. Mayes

Gossamer: A Poetry Collection  © 2016 Jan L. Mayes

Tinnitus Treatment Toolbox © 2010, 2012 J. L. Mayes

Mayes, J. L. (Winter 2011). My 25th Tinnitus Anniversary. Communique. Canadian Association of Speech Language Pathologists and Audiologists, 14.

Mayes, J. L. (Spring 2011). Tinnitus Triage. Communique. Canadian Association of Speech Language Pathologists and Audiologists, 22-23.

Born, D. (2010). A Q & A Session with J. L. Mayes. Tinnitus Today, American Tinnitus Association, 25; 3, 14-15.


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