If something in this post is copy, and pasted, I'll do my best to put it in quotes.
Misophonia literally means "The hatred of sound". It is " a condition in which negative emotions, thoughts, and physical reactions are triggered by specific sounds". There has been little research, and there is no treatment. Most of the time there is just one or a few sounds that really bother a person. These are called "Trigger-Sounds". "People with misophonia are aware that the sounds that trigger them don’t bother other people." So, FINGERNAILS ON A CHALKBOARD TO NOT COUNT.
Misophonia is very real, we just no next to nothing about. Scientists think it's a brain issue, but there is no way of knowing. Please don't say "Get over it" or "Ignore it", or anything. If you had experienced it, you would know that is not helpful. Sometimes, in rare cases, something visual can cause this distress, too.
My Trigger Sounds:
Chalk. On anything. Roads, sidewalks, chalboards... At first it started with just the sound. Over time it eveolved, and the sight of a chalkboard makes me uneasy. Maybe it's just the fear that I may soon here the sound...
Other people eating, especially with mouth open. Crunching, slirping, chewing, it all bothers me. While I myself eat, I feel better with some sort of sound in the backround, to help cancel out the noise.
When people press to hard on the paper with their pencils while writing. COME ON PEOPLE, REALLY?
What are your trigger sounds? What are your tips for others? I know I can't be the ONLY ONE here who suffers!
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