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 ghosts, hyper ears and plotting murders—have given her a broad base from which to approach many topics.

She is an international Eric Hoffer Award winner for non-fiction Tinnitus Treatment Toolbox (2010, 2012) on how to cope with tinnitus-hyperacusis, and is currently a member of The Writer’s Path writing club. Her writing has been featured at Tinnitus Today, Communique, silencity.com and The Horror News Daily. Jan lives in the Pacific Northwest of Canada. She enjoys reading, 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. (2018, Spring). Noise discrimination against people with hearing loss, tinnitus and hyperacusis. The Right to Quiet Society Noise Letter.

Mayes, Jan L. (2018, Mar 26 ). Tinnitus Hyperacusis Mental Health App Accessibility for Hearing Loss and Deaf Community. The Relaxation (psychology) Daily.  https://paper.li/f-1521689289#/

Regretfully Invited ©2018 Jan L. Mayes

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

Mayes, Jan L. (2017, Nov 2). The health impact of environmental noise. silencity.com,  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.


Copyright © 2010-2018 Jan L. Mayes WEBSITE DESIGN BY iamjerome Studios

Get the latest posts delivered to your mailbox: