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...
Accents, Non-standard pronounciation, and Racism

Accents, Non-standard pronounciation, and Racism

The Misophonia Support Group on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/misophoniasupport/ is not a sociology or social justice group. We do not come together to understand the reasons why people say what they do or how they say it. Those discussions are best left...
Misophonia Thoughts June 2019

Misophonia Thoughts June 2019

Misophonia Awareness is important. Introducing misophonia to the public and educating them on the disorder is in our best interests. Awareness brings empathy and understanding. It opens the door to accommodations and has the potential for making life easier for those...
Is Misophonia Real?

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...
CPAP Machines are pretty quiet

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...

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...

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...
Sounds good?

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...
Don’t Let It Bother You

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...