When Sounds Trigger Strong Reactions and What You Can Do [Video]

by | Mar 19, 2017 | Articles | 1 comment

This superb webinar presentation was conducted by Duke University and the International Misophonia Research Network.

Grab a cup of tea and a biscuit (a soundless biscuit preferably, maybe a wafer) and take a look at this.

It’s packed full of information about misophonia: what it is, signs and symptoms, typical responses, the ‘science bit’ and most importantly what you can do to help you or loved ones cope.

There are actually two ways you can digest this video presentation. You can view the video below (and just to put your mind at rest, there are no triggers) or if you’re not a video person and would rather read the slides, you can do that as well. The slides are embedded just below the list of topics below.

A big thank you to Dr Jennifer Jo-Kanter Brout, Dr Zachary Rosenthal and the team for producing this presentation and for their sterling work in the field.

Here the topics covered in this presentation:

■ Individuals with misophonia, their families, and friends

■ Clinicians across disciplines (i.e., audiologists, psychologists, psychiatrists, LPC’s, RN’s, occupational therapists, etc.)

■ Teachers and those in the school systems who may work with misophonic individuals and their families

■ Goal: Overview of misophonia research, treatment and coping skills

■ Signs & Symptoms

■ Typical Responses to Triggers

■ What is NOT Misophonia?

■ What Does the Research Say?

■ Possible Etiology (Causes)

■ Misophonia and the Nervous System

■ The Autonomic (Involuntary) Nervous System

■ Responding to Danger

■ Reactions to Triggers

■ How Do We Assess Misophonia?

■ Misophonia Assessment Questionnaire (MAQ)

■ Misophonia Activation Scale (MAS-1)

■ The Amsterdam Misophonia Scale (A-MISO-S)

■ Misophonia Questionnaire (MQ)

■ How Can We Assess Misophonia in the Meantime?

■ What Can I Do if I Have Misophonia?

■ How Can I Tell Which Sources Are Reliable?

■ Who Can You Trust?

■ Multidisciplinary Team Approach

■ About Avoiding Unpleasant Sounds

■ Why is it That Some Days Triggers are Worse Than Other Days?

■ Why Do Certain People Trigger Me?

■ Coping Skills

■ Links for Help and to Support Research

View the individual slides here:

I hope you enjoyed the presentation. What did you take away from this?

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1 Comment

  1. Paulette Ballard

    These are the things that annoy me greatly.

    My husband clicks an ink pen constantly.
    He also runs the zipper on his jacket up and down.
    He yells into the cell phone when talking to someone like they can’t hear him if he doesn’t. Instead of answering my question when I ask it, he will wait awhile and then answer. By then we have gone on to other topics of conversation and he expects me to know what he’s answering.
    At church dinners I can’t stand to be around the people who chew with their mouth open.


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