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 an adverse 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 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 that can be given to a doctor or other health provider. This introductory letter can be given to 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

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 head."...

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Escaping Triggers 101

How does one avoid triggers? Identify people and places that you've had problems with in the past. Weigh the pros and cons of interacting with these people and going to places that are likely to trigger you. Are there people who don’t trigger you are or more sensitive...

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Being Bullied Over Misophonia?

In the course of reading posts in the Misophonia Support Group, I come across people who are being teased and taunted over their misophonia. Let’s call it was it is, they’re being bullied. To be clear, when someone deliberately makes a sound that they know is a...

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To Share or Not to Share

Sharing the fact that you have misophonia is a personal choice. There are many good reasons to do so. Yet, there are also some negative considerations.   Awareness of misophonia helps educate the public. It makes people aware of the differences between us. Many people...

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Triggers are Unique to the Individual

Observation shows us that each person’s triggers are unique. To be clear, everyone has different triggers. Many people have similar triggers (such as mouth noises). But there is no specific list or definitive set of what is and is not a “real” trigger. If a person has...

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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