This self-test can help determine one’s level of misophonia. Please note, there is no official test for misophonia. This self-test is not presented as a diagnostic tool or as medical advice. But, this self-test does allow for comparisons to what other people with misophonia experience.
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Although this isn’t a scientifically-validated test, it is an indicator of your level of misophonia. Use the following information as a springboard to further research.
If you score under 10%:
You most likely do not have misophonia. It is not possible to rule it out completely, but your case would be considered a mild one. Many people get annoyed or frustrated over sounds they hear from time to time. It may be that you are sensitive to sounds when stressed or tired. There could be other reasons why some sounds bother you other than misophonia. You may wish to continue your research to discover if you have misophonia. But, your score makes it unlikely that misophonia is a significant problem for you.
If your score is over 10% and under 50%:
It is very likely that you are experiencing what people call misophonia. This test doesn’t give you an official diagnosis. But it would be fair to say that you have sound sensitivities and you are not alone! Many people have reactions like yours and there ARE people who can help you. Therapists, doctors, audiologists, and occupational therapists work with people who have misophonia. They can help you with symptoms and coping with stress. Researchers are now studying misophonia and will eventually develop universally effective treatments. We encourage you to learn more about misophonia, and this website can help you get started.
If you score over 50%:
You are experiencing what is currently understood to be misophonia. Your level of involvement is high, and you should do what you can to reduce symptoms. Many people find that managing stress, maintaining a healthy diet, and getting enough exercise is important. Those three things alone can help reduce symptoms a lot. quite a lot. Please read the notes in the 10% to 50% range above because they pertain to you as well. Thousands of people use online support groups to get information and on-going support. You may wish to join an online community of people who can relate to your situation on a personal level. The Misophonia Support Group on Facebook currently has over 18,000 members and is open to all people with misophonia: https://www.facebook.com/groups/misophoniasupport/
For further information on misophonia, use the links at the top of the page to navigate the website.
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Question 1 of 14
1. Question1 points
I have a sensitivity to certain sounds that don’t seem to affect other people.
If you answer NO to this question, you most likely do not have misophonia. There’s no need to continue the test.
Question 2 of 14
2. Question6 points
Do any of these sounds cause you a significant degree of stress?
Check all that apply.
Question 3 of 14
3. Question10 points
Generally, after experiencing a problem sound – how long does it take for you to “get past it” or “let it go”?
Some people continue to feel the effects of being triggered after the trigger stops. This question is asking how long it takes for the individual to stop feeling negative effects after being triggered.
Question 4 of 14
4. Question1 points
When I hear the kind of sounds that I’m sensitive to, I feel compelled to ask the person to stop making the sound. Or, I need to immediately get away from the source of the sound.
Question 5 of 14
5. Question2 points
I used to be bothered by a few sounds, but I got used to them and now they don’t bother me anymore.
Question 6 of 14
6. Question3 points
Some sounds cause me to feel a sense of panic.
Question 7 of 14
7. Question3 points
There are times when I feel like yelling at someone because of a noise they’re making.
Question 8 of 14
8. Question1 points
Are there people or places you routinely avoid because of sounds that are likely to be encountered?
Question 9 of 14
9. Question2 points
Which of the following best describes you? (Please choose ONE answer only)
The system will let you select more than one answer to this question. However, your results will be more accurate if you only choose one as requested.
Question 10 of 14
10. Question6 points
Certain sounds have a negative impact on the following areas of my life: (choose all that apply)
Question 11 of 14
11. Question8 points
Do any of the following statements apply to you when you hear an offending noise? (choose all that apply)
Question 12 of 14
12. Question6 points
On average, how many times a day do you have a negative response to a sound?
Question 13 of 14
13. Question4 points
Does the sight of any of the following affect you similarly to the way problem sounds do?
Question 14 of 14
14. Question6 points
How much control do you have over your reactions to problem sounds?