The word misophonia literally translates to "hatred of sound". Hatred of sound is in fact an understand for those who suffer from this disorder. Misophonia sufferers are extremely sensitive to sound, so much so that they have sometimes violent reactions to a certain set of sounds that they call "triggers".
Much like individuals who suffer from PTSD, those who suffer from misophonia have a set of triggers. In the case of those with a sensitivity to sound, these triggers can be things like; people eating food, the crunching of ice or chips in someones mouth, the sound of a certain persons voice, heavy breathing etc.
Misophonia is not be confused with hyperacusis (a disorder that makes people sensitive to all sounds). Misophonia is purely a sensitivity to a set of "trigger" sounds. It may be very possible for a person suffering from this disorder to have extreme difficult speaking with a certain person simply because of the sound of their voice while still being able to converse with others.
Misophonia is very rarely given as a diagnoses and is currently considered a sensory processing disorder much like PTSD. As a matter of fact, misophonia and PTSD are very closely aligned both in symptoms and diagnoses.
November 21, 2012 at 9:29 PMYes I do.
by AnonymousNovember 21, 2012 at 9:30 PMUhhhhhhh no
by AnonymousNovember 21, 2012 at 9:30 PM*silently eats chips*
by Anonymous - Original PosterNovember 21, 2012 at 9:31 PMLOL
*silently eats chips*
by Hierophant85November 21, 2012 at 9:31 PMMy mom probably does.
She always used to (and still does) get pissed when someone would eat anything crunchy. Chips, raw veggies or fruit and whatever else. She also flips out when people have the hiccups, she used to yell at me and tell me to cut it out when I would have them.
by Starr1089November 21, 2012 at 9:31 PMYes I do. I actually had to go to my room last night because I was about to flip out if I heard DH crunch one more chip.
November 21, 2012 at 9:32 PM
Yes, the sound of people chewing is like nails on chalkboard to me. I also don't handle certain pitches very well.
by LanaTsunamiNovember 21, 2012 at 9:32 PMI do
by epohNovember 21, 2012 at 9:33 PMI have a friend that cannot handle the sounds of people eating or drinking.
by Anonymous - Original PosterNovember 21, 2012 at 9:33 PMthat's my thing, too. I don't know why and according to everything I've read there should be a reason. I really can't be in the same room as someone crunching, slurping, etc.
Yes I do. I actually had to go to my room last night because I was about to flip out if I heard DH crunch one more chip.