Misophonia Self-Test

 

This self-test can help determine one’s level of misophonia. But please note that there is no official test for misophonia. This self-test is not presented as a diagnostic tool or as medical advice, but it does allow for self-assessment. It is also an opportunity to compare one’s results with those of other people with misophonia.

You can skip over questions during the test, but all questions must be answered to finish the test and get a summary/score. The question viewing area displays completed questions in green.

Upon completion of the test, you will be able to review your summary and scoring results.

Click or tap the button to begin.




106 Comments

  1. Such relief that there may be hope and an escape from this fear

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    • yes true

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      • I am to I already knew this I am 12 years old too

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    • I am wondering if I have mysophobia because whenever something is repeated a lot I get really annoyed at it and shout at the person .
      I also have a problem with singing. ever since my four sisters watched frozen they got into Disney songs (only four songs) and was repeated loads. 2 of my younger siblings (that are ginger and hyper) jump around and skip and stomp a lot and that gets me stressed. also things like beeping. but if the noise is slowly introduced to me (like the boiler and fridge slowly breaking) I am used to it.

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      • I have a similar situation especially with radios, the repetition of the songs and the DJs drive me absolutely mad, all through my working there have been radios, in the past I learned not to say anything because if I complained about the noise, which didn’t bother anybody else, they would turn the volume up, at one point I was wearing inner ear radios with ear defenders on in an attempt to drown out the noise, I still use wax ear plugs with ear defenders to this day.
        Disc jockeys have an effect on me, not only what they say but their tone is absolute agony.
        I’m so relieved that I have found that I’m not alone and that this is a recognised condition.

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    • Thank you for this quiz I have been doing research about this phobia for the past week and link to ocd. I have lived with perfectionism/ now diagnosed ocd and just now connected two and two with misophonia and irritation to particular sounds. So thank you!

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      • My degree of misophonia is more severe than most so I am glad I am not alone

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        • It’s bloody hard! I’ve just scored number one on the leaderboard.. I know just how hard it is.. let hope and pray that someone finds a cure..

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    • My family and friends all think I’m crazy and that I’m just looking for attention. I hate getting angry. I hate having to leave dinner tables and I hate crying in my car at parties. I hate having to ask people to eat in another room. My grandma was heartbroken when I ate outside at Christmas. It’s really uplifting to find out that lots of other people go through it too.

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      • This is exactly my problem to I have to cry before I sleep everyday and I only one person care about me it horribly

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      • The sounds I hate the most are loud breathing/snoring. and animals snoring or breathing loud enough for me to hear. I get to where I want to make them stop.
        It’s hard because I’m totally irritated for simple breathing loud or chewing loud.

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    • For me it is the sound of air moving. Fans, the wind, people breathing too hard.

      Today they installed a white noise system in my office. It sounds like a very loud fan on full blast. The minute they turned it on I felt like crying. I spent my whole afternoon between rage and despair. I came home and cried. Then I started googling “aversion to sound of wind” and found this site. I never knew there was a name for this. I am so glad to know I am not the only one to have extreme reactions to certain sounds.

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    • My upstairs neighbors are a bunch of 20 year olds that just won’t shut up. I hate their voices, stumping, and horrible rap music, and hearing any of these noises completely ruins my day. I feel anxious when I hear these noises. I can’t stand loud thuds or snoring. I once kicked my ex husband off of the bed because of his snoring. I’m glad I’m not alone

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    • My mother yells at me for hating the noise And my brother makes fun of me too…I was depressed in the 3rd grade!!!!!!

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  2. Glad I’m not alone. Most of my immediate family have this condition. My ultimate worst sound is someone slurping soup off their spoon. Aaargghhh.

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    • Soup or hot drink slurping is the worse. I have to ask them to let it cool before they drink it – I just cannot stand the sound of the squelching and slurping. It disgusts me beyond words.

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      • I have a co-worker that SLURPS his tea all friggen day. I have not been able to bring myself to say something yet because I feel like I’m the only one that has the problem and I feel like it’s rude and awkward to say something. Can you give some advice on the best way to address this?

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        • I first printed out a paper about misophonia and the levels of discomfort it causes people. I highlighted everything that related to me. I showed this to my boss, and she had a company meeting about people eating around others and to make sure to use the lunchroom only. She never pointed me out. I had to talk to a few co workers though, because eating isn’t the only trigger. Sniffling is another huge one for me. So I tried as polite as I could to explain to them what the sounds do to me. Most understood and tried not to make those sounds. I also started wearing earbuds all day at work with music playing. That’s how I got through my days. Hope you can find a way.

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    • Hi I have had this all my life, cant stand people chewing, foot tapping, rustling trousers, a collegue of mine, used to come to work in a shell suit type of material, and swear to god, i could of killed him, I kept telling him off, for rustling and tapping his feet, poor soul 🙂 Ticking clocks, alarms, people bouncing their legs while sitting in a chair, is one of the worst, doesnt have to be just oral annoyances, anything that is in my line or peripheral vision, anything that is repetitave, makes me anxious and angry. My daughter is the same, must be in the Genes. We knew that there were others out there, but nice to meet you all 🙂

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      • I have suffered for over forty years now with noise issues such as chewing, jaw moving, slurping, gulping, swallowing, breathing loud, crunching a crisp(how ridiculous is that) tapping of finger, biting of a apple, clicking of a pen… The list goes on. Stopped going the pictures due to noise. The positive finally is that I know I’m not going mad and that I have a condition that I will now look into some research. The only bit of advice that I can pass on that has worked for me is taking the moment to breathe properly and fully, it tends to help me. I would greatly appreciate any advice or tips that anyone would care to share. Thanks xx

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        • I feel better that there are folk out there like me, especially one of you who commented on the link between perfectionism and misophonia. I self-diagnosed a while ago, and I know the reason I can’t stand even what some might describe as an “acceptable” level of noise from next door, outside or wherever, is because it doesn’t fit in with how I expect things to be, and ruins the “perfect” picture I want always to be viewing.

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        • Ik it makes me feel so uncomfortable and its my dad he has like this weird lisp every time he uses c in his words it is so like extra almost like a cough, also his cheeks make these weird noises when he talks and after he talks his throat makes this piercing stuffed up noise like he just swallowed his own mucus and the worst of all!!!! he talks sooooo much and It makes me want to throw up…

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    • I’m from Iran and I’m so happy to find this site , we will be cure in future ❤💪

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  3. good to know I’m not that crazy after all

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    • My sister snoring is the one that does it for me

      ARRRRGGGH

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  4. Los sonidos que me irritan,son los grifos abiertos, las goteras,los golpes reiterados de los dedos o los pies.

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    • People chewing and crunching is the worst, then nails on a keyboard.
      Aaarrgghh I just want to punch them.

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      • Same

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  5. It’s a relief to know others feel the way I do. Just need to try and gain back control of my life.

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  6. I have had this for years thinking that I was just impatient with people who made these noises. It explains why my Mum used to shout at me when I was eating an apple. So Mum had it without realising she had the symptoms, the problem is what can I do about it? My wife makes annoying noises every night just taking moisture face pads out of a packet. It makes me feel guilty for being annoyed at her.

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  7. This affects my every day life to the point I have to work at home to avoid the open office. I thought I was going mad until I found you fellow nutters

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    • With you there. Work is a nightmare, people loud on phones, clicking pens, tapping fingers, bangles on mouse hand clonking desk every few seconds (put it on the other hand or not clonk at all ?). And leaving the ‘di-donk’ sound on PC – why ? No-one understands at work and I am called ‘over sensitive’. No … just stop making uneccessary noise people … 🙄

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  8. thought i was alone in this.reassuring that other people are suffering too. i empathise totally with you all.

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  9. In the middle of the night when the temperature drops down with 15 degrees freezing our high rise building which was build only 10 years ago the concrete starts to expand or vise verse (I am not sure about that) and makes a terrible noise, And I can not take that and can not sleep, (if a noise is steady no problem) but if it is once in the 15 minutes it drives me batty. is this my problem Misophonia ??

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  10. Nice to know it’s not just me. There are so many noises that annoy me. The latest one is my partner clicking on the computer mouse. He just thinks I’m mental but it is seriously driving me mad!

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    • Omg, I’ve just ordered a silent mouse for my hubby today! He sits scrolling on the laptop & I sit here seething…..
      I truly feel your pain. My poor husband though, I’ve been sitting here thinking about all of my triggers – it’s him slurping tea, crinkling crisp or biscuit wrappers, the mouse wheel, the sound of him chewing his nails, or when he sits scratching the arm of his chair, eating cereal, the odd little ‘uuhhhhh’ he does at the end of a laugh.
      I’m thinking maybe it’s best we get separate houses now before he drives me totally over the edge! 😀

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  11. thought there was something wrong with me. I sit opposite someone whose heavy loud breathing drives me insane. who needs the help though?

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    • LOL so true. Ugh heavy loud breathing drives me nuts too!

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  12. dogs drinking water, people typing on keyboard and the way people drink drive me insane. I feel bad for my dogs because they need water but I cannot handle it.

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    • Dogs drinking water and keyboard typing are definitely top triggers for me. I know exactly what you are talking about and feeling.

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    • Dogs drinking water is super annoying, and seems to bug me more all the time.

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  13. I used to think I was just crazy but I guess it’s more common than I thought. I didn’t know what it was so I googled my symptoms and found this quiz. I often an unable to fall asleep due to small noises such as rain dripping outside of a family member taking it watching tv. I still struggle with this daily, and it is a tough thing to handle. Good at least to know I’m not alone.

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  14. I HATE PEOPLE WHISPERING SO MUCH! I have flown into a rage and mimicked the sound of whispering. But my husbands chewing I can talk myself down from the fence. Dogs drinking, eating, slobbering,or licking themselves! The fan in a bathroom. I have disconnected every single fan in every bathroom everywhere I have ever lived! That stupid fan can drive me crazy to the point that I want to scream and find something to knock it down with. Bathroom fans will be the death of me! My husband and I are separated and this is one of his biggest complaints he says i am mean and rude and a bitch. Thats not it I swear, I just can’t handle the sounds and I get upset and try to avoid and I get annoyed at the person making the sound. I do get rude but I cant stop it it is like that person that is making the sound it feels like they are torturing me! For years I have tried to explain this to him and he just doesn’t understand. Maybe now I can explain it and he will finally understand. Thank you so much!

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  15. for me it is fluctuating sounds from low to high and high to low like people talking, multiple sounds sources fluctuating ex. people talking over a tv or radio. multiple sources of sound or one conversation in a mainly quite room. low uniform sound like a fridge or ac unit does not. loud noises high volumes are also no good. I guess my main problem is constant fluctuating sounds in a space that would other wise be quite. others have notice it bothers me and they can not understand it.

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  16. Im dealing with all this since long i wannA get away from this help🤕

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  17. laughung louder than is necessary, makes my head spin

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  18. For me it’s repetitive noises – the main one is if someone is clicking the top of a pen on and off. I have to confiscate it!

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  19. For me it’s two hard objects rubbing against each other, like a coin sliding on a counter, dog nails tapping on the kennel. Lately even certain textures give me the heebee geebees. I feel like I’m losing my mind.

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  20. Ads on TV, Noisy kids,women shouting woohoo, compressed audio on TV eg jingles, news speech, ads are the types off sound that piss me off

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  21. WHAT A RELIEF!!! After all these years of my husband and son calling me crazy after I would yell at them with total rage to stop sucking on their teeth or when they would whistle, or when I would look at someone desperately wishing I had Iaser vision to burn them to a crisp for chewing with their mouths open, I know now I am not alone nor am I crazy! I feel awesome!!!

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  22. Music at work, music next door, music upstairs, music in shops, music in elevators, music leaking out of headphones, music in other peoples cars, background music in documentaries or video games. And babies; any time any place. My god I’m such a grouch!
    Get me back to Planet Mongo LOL

    I found doing the questionair quite theraputic, thought my score would be higher. 32.2%

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    • Music for me too, oh my god I wish I had the power to cast every one of those loud music player jerks off the planet. I want to physically harm them. I occasionally tell the people with the loud stereos blasting, how rude it is a but it usually ends in me telling them to go f themselves.
      Then I feel the shame.

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    • Haha me to,wanted to shatter coworkers mouse as he clicked it constantly surfing, I bought him a silent mouse. I was so relieved it worked

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  23. I hate people chewing and drinking noisily. I can deal with pen clicking, leg tapping and finger drumming as these are things I do to calm my anxiety, but people making excessive noises when chewing really drives me up the walls, and that ‘aaahh’ thing after someone takes a drink??? Ugh. I’m so glad I’m not the only one who feels this way

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  24. Everybody thinks I’m insane. I have it super severe. Basicially every thing bothers me, any mouth sound the worst. I want to tell everyone that noise sensitivity is a symptom of Lyme Disease. I have Lyme and being treated for it has been improving my misophonia.

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    • Airplanes, cars, generators, all engines basically.
      Lip smacking dogs and tapping/picking people. I am surprised I only got 27%. Glad I am not alone and you lot are sympathetic

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  25. The worse things for me are crisps and chewing gum. And I can’t bear getting the train home too late as there are always people eating burgers on the train after going to the pub.

    I carry round a set of earphones that I can whip out in an emergency, otherwise I have to move seats and get out of the carriage.

    People who think it’s funny and do it on purpose when I’m around makes me want to punch them. They have no idea! 🙂

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  26. The worst by far is when people talk too loudly, it makes me want to commit murder, scratch my ears off, and go hide in a corner all at once. Other things are tapping feet, the sound of walking, anything to do with a chalk board, and any sudden noise. Good to know I’m not alone and maybe I can finally get the confidence to aks people to talk a little quieter around me.

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  27. Oh wow, I just learned about this, and boy does it explain me and my interactions. I have so many triggers. It’s true you think you are going mad. I always referred to my problem as sensory overload, as it was the best way to describe it to others.

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  28. For me the worst is having to listen to a person’s voice becoming high pitched when excited or talking about something upsetting. Unfortunately, this includes my husband and best friend. I hate trying to talk when music is on or in the din of a crowded restaurant. I’m exhausted by any of the above.

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  29. For me it’s people breathing through their noses loudly. It drives me up a WALL. I share a room with my sister (I can’t move out because rent in California is crazy high) and she breathes SO LOUDLY. And I know she can’t control it but I feel like slapping her silly every time. I don’t know why I hate it so much. Also dogs licking themselves MY GOD I can’t stand it. My gf loves the sound of her dogs licking for some reason and I just wanna yell every time she does it. But I can’t because the dog is like her baby. Chewing too also messes me up. But it’s mostly the breathing and the licking that trigger me.

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  30. I just found out about this condition from doing 23andme and my results came back saying I had a higher than average chance of having Misophonia, which I’d never even heard of. So glad to learn I am not the only one. For me, I can’t stand the sound of sloppy kissing, people who don’t close their mouths before they chew (especially when eating chips/crunchy stuff), dogs drinking water (and I LOVE dogs!). For me, I think what bothers me the most about all of this is not so much the offending acts themselves, but my reactions to them. I swear, I want to punch people right in the mouth when they’re doing these things. I am not a violent person at all.

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    • I have hated mouth and breathing sounds my whole life. They disgust me so bad, I have ended dating relationships twice over it. However, for whatever reason I absolutely love the same sounds when my son, who is 3, makes them. Anyone else had this phenomenon?! I just think his little pacifier slurping and eating sounds, especially the sound he makes when he breathes, are so cute. If I hear my husband or anyone else make the same sounds it’s immediate disgust/anger/rage/I have to tell them to stop or I have to leave the room.

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      • After discovering this condition has a name I now know I’ve had it all my life. But when my dog does the things that drove me into a rage with people, like eating and slurping drinks, I don’t mind at all.
        Love my dog but I love people too.

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  31. I can’t stand when someone breaths or sucks through their teeth, plays fake drums, cabinets/doors slamming,and loud jaw bone chewing. uggg…I have a coworker that does two of these annoying things almost daily. When I can’t stand it, I put in headphones. I’m really starting to grow a dislike to my coworker just for those two annoying habits.

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  32. Someone biting their fingernails where it makes a clicking noise and if they actually chew part of the nail I have to control myself and want to run out of the room. Also my dog when he waits until I sit down then slurps water for what seems like forever. Why will he only drink next to me? I feel mad but also guilty it’s torture. Haha.

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  33. I cannot believe that this condition has a name AND there are other people out there that experience the same things as me! The absolute worst sound for me is when my husband eats, his jaw makes this popping sound every time he crunches down. He chews with his mouth closed but it still sounds like a jack-hammer pulverizing rocks. I can’t excuse myself from the dinner table because we have 2 boys and eating together is important for us but every single night I want reach over and strangle my husband! This has ruined our sex life because I can stay agitated for hours then I feel bad about that but haven’t been able to explain it until now. I still haven’t explained any of this to him because I’m sure he’ll think I’m crazy.

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  34. Mine has gotten worse after having a right temporal lobe resection surgery to stop me from having seizures.

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    • Loud music at work, loud music In other people’s cars, people who have a tv and a radio going at the same time, lip smacking, potato chip crunchers, chewing with mouth open, slurping soup, crunching almonds, coffee stirring spoon in the glass tapping, fucking loud music at work, repetitive hammering, off tune whistlers,
      Constant coughing or hacking,
      Picking, tap dripping, car doors slamming, Diesel engines running outside… loud music at work.
      Nobody else seems to notice, while I’m doing everything in my power to remove myself from these situations.
      Help.

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  35. CHEWING SLURPING SIPPING LICKING I CANT COPE

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  36. Man, it makes me cry to know that I’m not alone. I don’t feel like my family believes me when I say that I have a problem. They see me as “irritated” at the people who’re making the noise, and it’s really not.

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  37. Thank goodness for this website! Chewing, crunching food and slamming cabinets and doors drive me crazy. I can’t even go to the movies because hearing popcorn or candy being eaten makes me lose it. I hope further research is conducted to find why certain people suffer from this and a way to cure it. It’s incredibly frustrating to know getting angry over these things is illogical, but you have absolutely no control.

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  38. Glad it’s not just me and it has a name! Some eating noises make me want to die and/or kill. The strange thing is, if that person was to make the same noise deliberately to attempt to annoy me, it wouldn’t effect me in the slightest. Can’t explain!

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  39. I’ve had now for 50 years. It is literally impossible to have it worse then me.

    If I were to describe to you good people the feelings that I get I truly believe that the FBI would be knocking on my door within the next hour and I’m not even close kidding!!

    If anyone ever wants to discuss it with me I’m at othatdave@gmail.com

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  40. So glad I finally found a group that can help me. I’m the only one in my family who has this. For me, it’s chewing, foot tapping, leg bouncing, pen tapping, and (I hope I’m making sense here) people whose voices carry a distinct, almost ‘whistle-like’ sound when they pronounce “s”. The last one is the worst one for me, because I can’t do anything about it. As long as the person (whether face-to-face, in the background, in a crowded and noisy restaurant, or even on TV and in songs) speaks, I have to deal with it. People can’t change their voices, and commenting on it makes me feel like I’m being irritating and hurtful. I hope I can get help soon, because it seems to be getting worse.

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  41. Ever since I was 14, the sound of people chewing annoys me to no end. When I can hear the food and saliva swishing around a person’s mouth is the worst. A person chewing, then proceeds to talk and smack their lips to talk (my mom). My daughter got that from her. I can not be around people who chew gum, or have to open their mouth to breath while chewing. I have to get up and walk away, or else I let me agitation show through my expression without any control. I am so sorry to my family that this is an actual thing and not just a pet peeve.

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    • I’m 14 and seriously struggling with this. I’ve mentioned in another comment my dad snores, sniffles, bites his fork and eats loudly. He also twitches his foot 24/7!!!
      My mum touches her face all the time and my brother has a whistly nose.
      I always either point out what they’re doing or shout…
      What would u suggest to do??

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  42. For the past 6 years, I have been struggling with this disorder. I cant stand chewing, crunching, slurping, breathing, coughing, repeating noises, repeating sights, the sight of chewing, bringing food or drinks up to the mouth, and tapping nails. I will cry and punch myself to ease my anger from the triggers. My family doesn’t understand. I try to explain it’s not my fault and that I strive to be normal. I have misophonia really severe. I feel like I’m gonna explode like 50x a day! I am not exaggerating. I will cry, freak out, stomp, scream, feel dizzy, and bolt away. (pretty much a toddlers temper tantrum). In public, when I’m triggered, I’ll run to the bathroom and cry. It seems that my symptoms are only getting worse! I don’t know what to do. It’s nice to know that I’m not alone. I currently hold the record of this test at 71.19%. I need help.

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  43. Does anyone get extreme rage when hearing chewing? So many thoughts go through my mind from suicidal thoughts to killing the person because it drives me completely insane.. I can control myself but inside my mind it’s a living hell. I definitely have misophonia and I need to get this stupid thing out of my head. People think I’m crazy for it but I just can’t take that sound anymore. From people HAVING to chew with their mouth open no matter how many times you tell them not to and they still do it.. it’s just so highly annoying – more annoying than anything I can imagine. I do not ever wish this upon anyone else and God Bless all of you who have this damn dreaded mental illness. I need to see a hypnotist or something. I know I’m overreacting but this is getting progressively worse and nobody seems to care. It’s so hard to control myself but I need to fight through it and stay strong.

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  44. I can’t even put into words the amount of relief I feel after reading the comments here and realizing that it is not just me! It’s definitely repetitive noises for me. My co-worker lets out a very audible sigh every 30-45 seconds on average for the whole day and it makes me want to lose it. I put my earbuds in to drown it out and get even more mad when I hear it over my music. I unfortunately am going to have to move desks/rooms as I have reached my breaking point (I can even stand seeing them do it from the corner of my eye) which is unfortunate because other than the sighing, I enjoying sitting with this person. I also worked with a girl who had fake nails and typed really fast on the keyboard and another who cracked her knuckles and hips all the time. These were also very tough to deal with. I can’t even hear phrases repeated in radio ads or tv commercials. I end up changing the channel. The anger this all causes inside embarrasses me because I keep feeling like I should be able to get over it so it was such a huge relief to see that there are others!

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  45. i work alongside some extremely loud talkers and laughers. sitting near them for 8-9 hours a day is hell and sometimes it gets to a point where i want to shout at them or lash out, but remove myself as i don’t want to lose my job. however i can only step out of the office for so long. the laughing is the worst, to me they all have extremely annoying, loud, repetitive laughs that ring in my head for ages after i hear it, and will instantly pull me out of whatever i am doing and it’s all i can focus on. i hate it so much.

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  46. Answering truthfully, 64.41%… I get sent into a panic state by my neighbor’s dog, I am about to kill my co-worker for eating 8-10 snacks a day, I can’t go to a movie theater because of the trough feeding idiots and bottomless popcorn, I have verbally abused my girlfriend for her eating noises, and my only solutions have been (in order); sleeping pills and ear plugs, extremely expensive noise cancelling headphones, avoiding social situations, and literally eating on opposite sides of the table or couch. I feel like learning more about this issue is causing me even more stress and absolutely no viable coping mechanisms to speak of.

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    • I scored 71.9 and am like you. I get full of rage. I started around 50 years ago. Didn’t like music, concerts and now movies. So many sounds irritate me. Poor hubby has been yelled at so many times as can’t floss his teeth, cut his fingernails or breathe around me, haha. He’s starting to really see that its not personal. He is having a hearing problem and is getting some of the symptoms that I have. In the past 4 years I have started to get vertigo and migraines. Having visual sensitivities now. I get nausea so started taking Domperidone and that helps a lot! Did some CBT therapy for the vertigo (visual) and just had an MRI done to rule out a tumor. ENT is referring me to Neurology. Imagine I’ll be sent back to therapy off some sort. It’s a relief to know that I’m not going crazy but I haven’t been able to get out of my home as get irritated. Also I now get hot flashes and itchy skin when I overheat. (want to rip my skin off). Anyone else progress to that?

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  47. Like many others here, SO grateful that I’m not just “being too sensitive” and that there is an actual name for this condition. Latest frustration: Getting into an Uber and asking the driver to turn down the bass and the only thing they do is turn down the volume. I have to keep myself in check not to scream. Noise-cancelling earbuds have been my saving grace. Just got my first pair and I’ll never buy anything else for the rest of my life.

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  48. i would like to know if any of you use headphones to cope and listening to white noises? if so, what brand of headphones do you recommend?

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  49. this is such a relief knowing i’m not insane! 53% is higher than I thought though. my sounds include whispering, pencil scratching on paper, whistling, chewing, and utensils scraping/hitting plates/bowls… does anyone else have these?

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  50. I think I have ADD but did not relate that part to Misophonia. I also did not know other people had these same symptoms. Luckily I can avoid them and since I am retired I only have to deal with sound problems at home and not at work. I play cards with a group of ladies and one of them raps her knuckles on the card table every time she plays a card. I try to not say anything but it bothers me. My only relief is when she plays at a different table since we change partners. I also worked with my best friend and she used to constantly clear her throat. Another coworker sighed loudly over and over. Ugh. Sniffles are another ongoing problem for me. I want to help the offender blow their nose so it will stop. My husband used to suck air through his teeth. I was silently grateful when he got dentures and could not do it anymore. A long ride in the car with him was torture.

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  51. I am getting so angry over my family’s noises and I don’t know what to do. My dad snores, coughs, sniffles, eats loudly, bites his fork. My mum bites her fork, constantly touches her face, snacks her lips and my brother ALWAYS has a whistly nose!!!
    I’m only 14 and I don’t want to be a brat but I can’t cope!
    I point out what they’re doing or shout at them and they just don’t get it.
    Please help me 💜

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  52. My therapist said they have had success using EMDR in treating this. I haven’t tried it yet for this but it’s helped me in other ways. Worth a shot.

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  53. I’m working on a book about the things that probably give me seizures and being in the 46th percentile, I think this might be one. I’ve had to leave places because of little noises that don’t bother most. When people rap their fingers at the library or have texts that constantly beep while I’m waiting on long lines at the supermarket, putting them in my book can now be my passive-aggressive way of seeking revenge.

    Ooh my little pretty one, pretty one… misophonia!
    Never gonna give it up, give it up,give it up…misophonia!
    MyMyMyMyMyMyMy–woo– m-m-m-m-misophonia

    If the word is pronounced like “miss” and not like “my”, this song parody is null and void.

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  54. I hate that I get woken up by certain sounds, that the rage associated with it keeps me awake. I hate that I am grouchy about it, it feels like being under a cold wet blanket you can’t take off. grrrrrr [clearly just been woken up at 4:30am]

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    • Reading this trying to understand my 65 year old sis. We both get annoyed with gum cracking, pen clicking, finger drumming, whistlers, etc. but if we are at the movies or in a crowd she cannot block it out. She will whip her head around and stare them down with the nastiest angered look. I get so embarrassed…but that first noise sets us both off at the exact same time and while I am annoyed I don’t show it.

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  55. For a time I lived in London, UK, and my misophonia was MUCH worse, cannot tell you the times, my ex and I would move to get away from a noise annoying me! Once I turned to a child and said through clenched teeth, “I’ll give you a dollar if you stop clicking your pen!”

    Don’t have it nearly as bad now, but do have my moments.

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  56. I have neighbors who target shoot all night every single night. It is killing me. I can’t get any sleep at all. Makes me so frustrated I yell and cry .. The air conditioning , the air ducts crackling, the heating system, any kind of fan, my husband’s Oxygen machine, a dripping of water in the sink, etc. The list goes on and on… I also hear my pulse beating in my ears over and over when I lay down, and I have tinnitus. It drives me crazy. Boom boxes so loud it shakes the windows, and vehicles with no mufflers on them. Commercials on TV and movies that go from soft to loud. We have had to sell our home because of the target shooting. But it is just as bad here..Everyone is so thoughtless and they do not care about their neighbors trying to sleep after midnight. I am losing my mind with this and can not sleep at night. I dread going to bed. No one believes me , and the doctors just laugh it off. I try to read as much as I can about, it but there could be many other diseases for these things annoying me. It’s a living nightmare.I feel like I want to just go live on an island alone from the whole world.

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    • Can i come join you on the island!!!!! I hate sound. It sounds like a lot of the noises that effect you are my triggers also. Do fireworks bother you?? It drives me crazy and I live in Florida and they set off fireworks all year long:-(

      Some of my triggers are coughing, sniffling, slurping, clearing of throat, dogs barking, someone eating chips, flip flops, birds chirping, leaf blowers, Bass music, loud vehicles, baby screaming, beeping noise, stapling, squeaking, pen clicking!!!!!

      I just wish it would all go away forever……And no one understands they all think it’s funny and it’s not funny at all. My boss told me to take more anxiety medicine basically it’s my problem not my coworkers that make the noises.

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    • I am having the same problem. I live in a rural area and I’m surrounded by people who shoot guns day and night and the noise is driving me crazy. Were you able to get away from gunfire when you sold your house? I want to live on an island alone, too.

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  57. It’s awful when my classmates think that it’s a fun game to see how long they can click their tongues before I start crying. Teenagers Suck

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  58. Finally I have a name for the agony I have been suffering! I’ve been driven out of my own home due to the noise my neighbours make I began to question is it them or is it a problem I have? Last summer my life was made a misery by new tenants next door who placed a bistro set right next to the boundary fence we are talking pressed against it not near to and then they proceeded to hold conversations at full volume and this summer appears to have begun the same. I do recognise I have an over sensitivity but you have to ask why when you have the full width of a garden would you do that??

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  59. The main thing is eating sounds, a clanking jaw and ALSO people talking with a click in their mouth/throat (dry mouth?). It makes me wince and I get enraged. 🙁

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  60. I use ear plugs for minor irritations, and decent quality ear muffs
    for louder sounds, lawn mowers, drills,etc
    bought a flat in an old renovated hospital,away from main road, thick walls, four foot space between floors,
    shame no concrete stairwell, but still ideal
    modern houses are so cheaply built, drives me mad

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  61. I knew this was not just me being “OCD, neurotic, a b….ch,” intolerable of every person who crossed my path with their noises, utter rudeness when they are oblivious to their problematic intrusive behavior into my life. I scored a 69.49% and was surprised I didn’t get an even higher score like 210% because sometimes I have to stop chewing due to the chewing noise I hear inside my head from my own darn chewing. I thought I was crazy and mean and intolerant and just horrible. My husband and daughter think I am nuts and OCD and get upset with me when I react to the stress and pain I feel. I tried to tell them that even though they don’t understand my feelings doesn’t make them any less real or valid. I could write pages and pages of teeth clenching sounds, etc but it doesn’t make it go away. My mom had it and my sister sister has it too. God help us poor souls.

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  62. A lot of the sounds that bother me come from my own parents. I love them lots, and they love me, but whenever one walks into a room I feel the urge to cover my ears almost immediately! I don’t act like a rabid lunatic when I hear these sounds, but I do get really nervous around them. They’re practically standing there with wide open, loving arms, and I want to hide from them! I feel awful! It’s awful having parents you can neither run to nor run from!

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    • OMG SAME! But my dad don’t tolerate. He never listens when I tell them. They chew with their mouth open really loudly ON PURPOSE so I could ‘get used to it’. It’s just so annoying I honestly just wanted to die. But now I just lock myself in my room it works better 🙂

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  63. OMG, Pen clicking, loud chewing, talking with your mouth full. People standing behind me at work either talking or chewing ARRRG

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  64. I’m a autistic brazillian and I live in there, and in this country, we have a rap based (I guess) intrument called Brazillian/Rio Funk (or just Funk for short). Funny enough, I always had patience with it, but since 2017, I was get started to REALLY get bored with the same, and the same, and the same boring beats. And I always think crazy on a ton of bad stuffs that I like. It’s more or less of a apocalipse game on my mind. And the worst of all, Rio Funk is really popular here, and it’s everywhere, on the plaza of my city, some randoms cars that pass through the place (they play very loudly), school and neightbours. I EVEN have two people that do bullying with me sometimes singing this terrible abomination. It’s really irritating and it’s a really terrible new culture. It’s similar and even worse somtimes, with the dog barking. Like, not ALL of them I hear, but my neightbours have a ton of it. I have two of them that really get me out of control. One is a mutt tiny high pitched dog with a really bad distorced barking. The newer one that I never had it before it is a female 1 year old Border Collie, that always get alone (because the owner is almost always away of his house to do his job). She barks LIKE REALLY CRAZY (for help you know), like, more than half of every single day. I’m even very disgusted to live in my house of how bad is now. Nowadays brazillians is very nuts and do some really crazy crap. And there’s nothing to do about it to stop them, Already said to the neightbours, called to the police and other stuff, no, anything goes!
    Appreciatted if someone help me of anything that I said 😀
    And sorry if I missed in some word, I speak portuguese you know
    E para qualquer br safado, pode entrar na conversa também ^^

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  65. I took this quiz because in recent years, I’ve developed an extreme internal reaction to the sound of people (of any age) crying. I get really annoyed and have this scrambling feeling inside that makes me feel like lashing out, but I don’t know why. It’s not that I don’t have empathy for what’s causing the crying — I just get very stressed out involuntarily over the sound and it’s all I can do not to yell for the person to stop (even if it’s a recording — actually, videos of crying are worse; if I’m with the person face-to-face, it’s easier to push through and comfort them). I tried to look for answers online, but basically saw a lot of people saying that anyone who gets annoyed by others crying is a horrible person with no empathy for others.

    I have a lot of empathy — that’s why it disturbs me so much to have this problem, and why it’s troubling and hurtful to search for information and only get answers along the lines of “you’re a psychopath”. So it’s weirdly comforting to know that there are others with this kind of problem, too. (Or at least I’m hoping it’s not just me. Most of the sounds in the quiz seem to be more along the lines of movement sounds.)

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