Welcome to Misophonia Online, a website that answers the question “What is misophonia”?
Do you have an emotional reaction to hearing someone eat with their mouth open, chew gum, or clear their throat? Do you become enraged when you hear repetitive sounds (tapping, pen clicking, typing, etc.) that make you want to escape? Ever feel like lashing out at the source of these sounds? Furthermore, have you ever wondered why you experience these reactions or if you’re the only one who has these problems? When your trigger events occur, does it seem like other people don’t take any notice of the sounds that affect you so strongly?
You’re not alone!
This website provides support to those who have this little-known syndrome and brings awareness of sound sensitivities to the public.
Misophonia is not thought to be caused by an actual hearing problem. The latest research suggests it is sensory processing issue within the brain. Misophonia elicits immediate negative physiological responses to certain sounds that most people don’t seem to notice. This sensitivity can have an adverse effect on a person’s life causing problems with activities of daily living. Interactions with significant people can also be affected by misophonia causing conflict within personal relationships. The disorder can have a harmful effect on one’s support system because the potential for social isolation exists. Sometimes, people with misophonia become withdrawn and shy away from others at school, work, and social situations.
Here, one can find resources that provide information, suggestions for coping mechanisms, and tips to help manage symptoms. Now that the question “What is Misophonia?” has been introduced, it’s time for further exploration. Please accept this invitation to join our discussions, learn about symptoms and triggers, and get answers to your questions about misophonia.
Need a brochure for yourself or to give to someone else? Download an informative misophonia brochure in Microsoft Word format here or an Adobe .pdf file here. You can help educate people about this disorder and give them an answer to the question of “What is Misophonia?”
If you have misophonia, please share your thoughts and answer the question “What misophonia means to me.”