Tinnitus Toolbox Hyperacusis Handbook is an excellent resource for homes, clinics, and libraries.
Tinnitus is when people hear extra sounds like ringing or buzzing. Hyperacusis is when people hear sounds extra loud or painful. People with tinnitus-hyperacusis distress are still being told nothing can be done.
Something can be done.
Tinnitus Toolbox Hyperacusis Handbook covers currently available international science-based approaches including self-help, guided self-help, professional treatments, clinical trials, and experimental research.
This book describes options and how to use them most effectively. For people in the hearing loss and Deaf communities, this includes coping tools that don't rely on sound or hearing to help lower any tinnitus or hyperacusis related distress.
There are chapters on noise damage (occupational and environmental), noise control, and hearing protection, including hyperacusis overprotection. Universal hearing healthcare is described as a way of significantly cutting overall healthcare costs.
This book gives people the current state of Hyper Ears World. The factual science-based info they need to be informed consumers about the tools they choose to use in their personal tinnitus-hyperacusis toolbox. To avoid defective products and scams. To find no to low cost tools including free mobile apps. To find the tools needed to cope better and have a better quality of life.
For people with tinnitus or hyperacusis, knowledge is power.
Flesch Reading Ease = 66
Reading level = age 14-15 and older
Jan L. Mayes, MSc, Aud(C), RAud, is a Canadian author and educator. She won a 2013 Eric Hoffer Award in Non-Fiction Health for Tinnitus Treatment Toolbox (2010, rev. 2012).
She has the unique perspective of both having tinnitus-hyperacusis for over 30 years, and working as an audiologist specializing in tinnitus-hyperacusis evaluation, management, and prevention.
Her career spans hearing healthcare, health and safety education, hearing conservation, and authoring horror fiction and non-fiction noise and hearing health related articles, books, and educational materials.