Jan L. Mayes has been writing and blogging horror fiction and tinnitus-hyperacusis (decreased sound tolerance) 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 in Non-Fiction Health for Tinnitus Treatment Toolbox (2010, 2012) on how to cope with tinnitus and hyperacusis, and is a member of A Writer’s Path Writing Club and The Ladies of Horror Fiction. Her writing has been featured at Tinnitus Today, Communique,, and The Right to Quiet Society. Jan lives in the Pacific Northwest of Canada. She enjoys needlework, reading, cookies, and deadheading, as should all right thinking people.

Jan’s current activities include:

  • British Tinnitus Association Tinnitus Consultation Group (volunteer member)
  • The Right to Quiet Society (volunteer member)
  • Tinnitus Toolbox-Hyperacusis Handbook:  prepping for publication spring 2019.
  • Noise Pollution Public Health Crisis: working on first draft of this non-fiction book.
  • Fear Flash Anthology: working on first draft of this horror paranormal fiction.

Fan Mail Address:

Suite 1105, 308 5th Ave E
Vancouver, BC, Canada
V5T 1H4


2018 – in progress Certificate Program – Tinnitus Management, American Board of Audiology
1988 – 2018 Certified & Registered Audiologist (annual continuing education requirements)
2000 Diploma in Adult Education. British Columbia Institute of Technology
1988 Master of Science. Audiology, University of British Columbia

1986 Bachelor of Arts. Speech Sciences & Linguistics, University of British Columbia

Books, Articles, Guest Blogs:

McVie, F. (2018, May 8). Here is my interview with Jan Lostina Mayes. Authors Interviews.

Mayes, Jan L. (2018, Spring). Noise discrimination against people with hearing loss, tinnitus and hyperacusis. The Right to Quiet Society Noise Letter.

Regretfully Invited ©2018 Jan L. Mayes [horror short story anthology]

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

Doctor Bell Anthology: Tinnitus Terror Tales ©2017 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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