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....
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...
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...
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...