Misophonia Online

What is Misophonia?

Symptoms of Misophonia

Misophonia has specific symptoms. They tend to be unique to the individual. Most come from hearing particular sounds…

Misophonia Treatment

The treatment of misophonia is mostly about managing the effects of triggers. This includes avoiding the source of triggers and…

Welcome to Misophonia Online

Does hearing someone chew with their mouth open upset you or make you angry? What about gum chewing, crinkling, or constant tapping? Do those noises bother you more than other people? If so, you may feel that you need to escape those sounds. There’s a word for this problem. It’s called misophonia.

 

Misophonia describes having a sensitivity to certain sounds.

Certain sounds can have a harmful effect on people. They ignite an emotional response. So, those sounds are then called triggers.

If you think you may be sensitive to certain sounds, you need to know that:

You’re not alone!

 

Misophonia is not an actual hearing issue. The latest research suggests it is most likely a sensory processing issue.

This disorder has an unwanted negative effect on life. It interferes with everyday activities and relationships. As a result, people can become isolated by trying to avoid triggers.

Sounds are the most common source of triggers. But visual triggers also exist. Misokinesia is the name used to describe having visual sensitivities.

This website provides information, ways of coping, and tips on managing symptoms. Misophonia is a personal experience since each person has their own trigger set. Furthermore, individual reactions and sensitivity levels vary quite a bit.

You’re invited to join the discussions and learn more about symptoms and triggers. Would you like to know how other people feel about having this disorder? Read descriptions of how it makes them feel here.

Support, Awareness, Education

Online Support Group

Misophonia Support Group on Facebook
Join a large online support group! We offer support, ways to cope, and friendship.

Awareness Merchandise

Misphonia Awareness Merchandise ShopThe Misophonia Shop carries wristbands, door hangers, courtesy cards, keychains, pin-back buttons, and more. Proceeds support the cost of running the website and fund awareness projects.

Documentary Film

Quuiet Please... the documentary filmQuiet Please… is a documentary that explores the emotional and psychological effects of misophonia.

VIDEO

A collection of related videos. (Some may contain triggers)

ARTICLES

Articles found on the internet with a variety of viewpoints.

WEBSITES

A small directory of websites that have useful information.

AUDIO

Sound masking and other audio files that can help with coping.

Featured Music Video

by Christian Hughes

 
I wrote this song a few years back. It’s titled “misophonia(n.)”. Misophonia is a disorder which means: “hatred of sound.” Isn’t that ironic? Singing and playing instruments has always been one of my favorite ways to relieve stress. Yet, other sounds make my life nearly impossible…

 

Letters

To Friends & Family

Download a letter that explains misophonia. Give it to friends, family, co-workers, and other people in your life. This letter is a great way to introduce them to misophonia. You can edit this handout to make it more personal. The letter’s text is available HERE (no download required). Please feel free to share!

Need a brochure? Download an introductory misophonia brochure in Microsoft Word format HERE or as an Adobe PDF version HERE.

To Healthcare Professionals

Also available: a different letter to give to a doctor or other health provider. This introductory letter is suitable for doctors, audiologists, psychologists, neurologists, occupational therapists, and others. It can be edited to best suit your needs. A text-only page of the letter is available HERE without having to download the .docx file.

Quietly, A Blog

Discussions and Interactions

Is Misophonia Real?

Is misophonia real? If you listen to some people, the answer is no. But there is a place where one can find at least 18,500 people who have a different opinion. That’s how many people belong to one misophonia support group on Facebook. For those people, there is no...

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CPAP Machines are pretty quiet

Someone mentioned how annoying a CPAP machine is because of the noise they make. They said the machines would probably keep either the sufferer or sleeping partner awake at night. I disagree. There's no way a CPAP machine will be as annoying as snoring. Mine is almost...

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Is it time to retire the MAS-1?

The Misophonia Activation Scale (MAS-1) is a product of the misophonia UK website. The MAS-1 has appeared center stage in most discussions about misophonia tests. Throughout misophonia history, the MAS-1 has enjoyed an elite status but, is it time to retire this...

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Posting Triggers

(From the Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/misophoniasupport/ ) We are a large, diverse community. We all come from different backgrounds and have different kinds of needs in terms of support. To provide information and support, we make policy designed...

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Sounds good?

Sound-proofing a room is an appealing project. Especially if it’s a bedroom and noise is a problem for you at night. Unfortunately, sound proofing can be expensive. But there are some low-cost things you can do to reduce sound in a room. The idea is to keep sound from...

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Don’t Let It Bother You

“Just Don’t Let It Bother You!” Every person with misophonia has heard a version of this unfortunate suggestion. As difficult as it can be, the best way to address this off-putting remark is to leave it for later.   When triggered, we're not using our "thinking...

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Thank you for visiting the website. If you have questions about misophonia, please contact Paul N. Dion. If you have misophonia and are looking for help, you should consider joining the Facebook Support Group. Website Copyright © Paul N. Dion, All Rights Reserved