"An exquisite debut album." Time Out Chicago
"Music that you feel down in your soul." Music Examiner
"Top Seller and Best Classical Pick." CD Baby
  • American Public Media: "A-Sharp" from The Story.org
  • Time Out Chicago: 2010 Classical year in review - "A Classic Year"
  • WGN-TV Midday News: Live interview and performance
  • Time Out Chicago Magazine: "Tinnitus soldier"
  • Chicago Public Radio: "Musician Overcomes Hearing Problems to Find His Sound"
  • Music Examiner: "The Avatar: Joel Styzens turns painful noise into music"
  • Jan 12 2011Chicago Tribune: "Sounding the call for tinnitus sufferers"
    Dec 9 2010Jazz Music Examiner: "Relax Your Ears for Christmas"
    Jul 20 2010bybe blog: "Haunting Melodies from a Haunted Ear"
    Apr 18 2010ATA Journal: "A Music Teacher's Battle with Tinnitus and Hyperacusis" (pdf)
    Feb 5 2010UK Hearing Times: "Music to your ears" (pdf)
    Aug 21 2009WGN-TV Medical Watch: Tinnitus/Neuromonics interview
    May 13 2011O'Hare International Airport: "Relax Your Ears" - 2011 Music Selection
    Aug 1 2010CD Baby: "Relax Your Ears" named Best Classical Pick and Top Seller
    Jun 5 2010Serge Kozlovsky, Independant Music Critic, Belarus
    May 31 2010Collected Sounds
    Apr 16 2010Victory Music Review
    Mar 28 2010Ambient Visions
    Mar 9 2010Buzz Magazine
    Feb 21 2010Jazz Music Examiner: "Joel plays music to relax by"
    Feb 1 2010Talent Seekers: International Award Recipient
    Oct 5 2009Indie International Songwriters Contest: "A-Sharp" takes 2nd place
    Sep 23 2009"Relax Your Ears" selected by the Pandora album review team
    Jul 9 2009CD Baby: Editor's Pick and 5/5 Stars
    Aug 1 2010Public Radio Exchange (PRX): "Drumming on the Guitar"
    Jun 10 2010Chicago Acoustic Underground podcast
    Mar 1 2010"I am a Visitor in Your World" Documentary film trailer
    Aug 7 2009Old Town School Concert Hall performance of "Life Line"