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…

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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 Videos

Misophonia (n.) 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…

 

(Trigger Warning: this video mentions trigger sounds.)

In Breaking the Sound Barrier, Vivien Black — a teen with misophonia — highlights the voices of the misophonia community in order to generate a greater understanding of this condition. Just as the title suggests, this film aims to break the metaphorical sound barrier — shatter the lack of awareness surrounding misophonia by sharing the stories of teens. The underlying message portrayed is that by coming together as a collective, we can bring hope to others and show how people with misophonia can live happy, fulfilling lives.

Follow @breakingthesoundbarrierfilm on Instagram for updates!
Download a comprehensive misophonia coping guide here: https://vivienblack.mykajabi.com/

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

Accents & Racism

Accents & Racism

In a current discussion about accents in the Misophonia Support Group on Facebook, some people are saying Asian accents trigger them. But, is there an actual "Asian accent?" No, there is not. There are too many languages and dialects involved. Substitute the word...

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Is Owning the Problem a Problem?

Is Owning the Problem a Problem?

“This is our problem and not theirs.” “We can’t expect the world to tiptoe around us.” We read or are told this often. But what does it mean? Do people with misophonia think that misophonia is a societal disorder? Of course not. All people with misophonia recognize...

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Stereotypical Generalizations

Stereotypical Generalizations

Specifically, Some Generalizations Are Stereotypical In the misophonia support group, we remove sweeping generalizations about entire cultures, races, or ethnicities. They are rarely true and are often nothing more than negative commentaries with no support qualities....

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We Are Not the Problem

We Are Not the Problem

As people with misophonia, we may sometimes be reluctant to use earplugs or headphones in public or with friends and family. It can seem like a wall goes up when our hearing becomes protected from outside trigger sounds. And to a degree, using hearing protection does...

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About Our Disorder

About Our Disorder

How the internet presents information helps to shape how people interpret reality. So, skewed or damaging information affects how people interpret what they read and formulate their opinions. When false, incomplete, or misguided information appears online, it can be...

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Shaming, Blaming, and the Prime Directive

Shaming, Blaming, and the Prime Directive

It is important to note that it is not possible to think logically,  talk calmly, be nice, etc., or act detached from a situation in which we are actively experiencing a TRIGGER EVENT. The very definition of misophonia suggests that we cannot ignore triggers, nor...

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