Does chewing, nose sniffing, throat clearing, pen clicking, finger tapping propel your mind to instant rage? Misophonia, aka “Sound Rage Disorder,” aka Selective Sound Sensitivity Syndrome (SSSS) is a neurological disorder in which anger, hatred, and disgust are triggered by specific sounds.
When to most people these particular sounds and visuals are barely background noise, to Misophoniacs these sounds and visuals trigger severe and immediate mental agony and set off a physiological urgency for fight or flight.
There is hardly any research on the topic. Its not even clear how common it is. Various research report prevalence of anywhere from 10% to as much as 60% among those who also suffer from tinnitus, or “ringing in the ear.”
What’s becoming more obvious is its coincidence with other anxiety disorders. There are reports that Continue reading “Misophonia – the Antisocial Hate of Sound and Movement Disorder Explained” »