What is Misophonia?

Misophonia literally means “hatred of sound”.

It’s also known as ‘Selective Sound Sensitivity’ (which is a bit of a mouthful).

Simply put, misophonia sufferers have an adverse reaction to certain noises or sounds. Typically these sounds include chewing, lip smacking (when people eat), tapping, crunching, rustling at other fairly common day to day sounds.

Misophonia, noun, “A  neurological disorder in which negative experiences, such as anger or disgust, are triggered by specific sounds”

This website has been setup to help sufferers and friends of sufferers get more understanding of this condition

What you can do to help your loved one with misophonia

What you can do to help your loved one with misophonia

Misophonia is a complex and nuanced disorder. It can be extremely difficult to live with, not just for the person with misophonia but for everyone involved. Parents, siblings, partners and best friends. And it can sometimes feel like whatever you say or do, no matter...

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Infographic: What is Misophonia and How Does it Affect People?

Infographic: What is Misophonia and How Does it Affect People?

This infographic is the introduction to Allergic to Sound's new 'explainer' series. It's for anyone who might be new to the term misophonia and also for parents, friends, loved ones trying to make sense of all the information online. Throughout this series I'll do my...

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How to cope with misophonia [VIDEO]

How to cope with misophonia [VIDEO]

This wonderful video guide comes from Dr Jennifer Jo Brout, founder of the Misophonia and Emotion Program at Duke University and the Director of the International Misophonia Research Network (IMRN). You can find more of her work online here at Misophonia International...

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How Do You Pronounce Misophonia?

How Do You Pronounce Misophonia?

It's one of the great unsolved mysteries... Forget the Voynich Manuscript, quantum entanglement or Prince Harry's living arrangements... How on earth do you pronounce misophonia? “Is it meee-so-phonia, mizz-o-phonia… or miss-oh-phonia?” I’ve spoken to a number of...

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How to Get to Support From Your School For Misophonia

How to Get to Support From Your School For Misophonia

Misophonia is a challenge for all of us. But those early years in school can be particularly hard. Discovering you have misophonia and trying to come to terms with it, can be an alien, confusing and often frightening experience. "What is this thing? Why can't I...

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Where to Get Treatment for Misophonia

Where to Get Treatment for Misophonia

The number one question I'm asked is: "How can I get help for me or my child's misophonia?" What follows here is everything I know about misophonia diagnosis and treatment from resources which I believe to be reputable. But before we get started please remember......

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Why Exposure Therapy Doesn’t Work for Misophonia

Why Exposure Therapy Doesn’t Work for Misophonia

In this article we're going to look at a popular so-called 'cure' for misophonia. Exposure therapy. First we'll consider the theory behind the treatment, then we'll look at how this treatment should in no way be applied to misophonia whatsoever. So what is exposure...

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