Misophonia Is A Real, Awful Thing, And You Just Might Have It

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Do you hate noises? Like, loud crunching noises and tiny sounds? YUP. YOU HAVE IT.

Do small sounds like chewing, coughing, and slurping drive you batcrackers? Maybe you have misophonia. It is a real thing.

Do small sounds like chewing, coughing, and slurping drive you batcrackers? Maybe you have misophonia. It is a real thing.

As in, it’s an actual neurological condition, characterized by “excessively negative and immediate emotional and physiological responses” to certain sounds. This can totally destroy your ability to live like a normal person.Is this picture of this smug couple eating pretzels low-key hurting you?

So WTF is misophonia? Misophonia, otherwise known as “selective sound sensitivity syndrome,” is characterized by feeling a deep irritation and anger at certain sounds.

 So WTF is misophonia? Misophonia, otherwise known as "selective sound sensitivity syndrome," is characterized by feeling a deep irritation and anger at certain sounds.

What are those sounds? WELL, according to a 2013 study of 42 people who reported having misophonia, eating sounds like lip-smacking and swallowing, breathing sounds including nostril-flaring sounds and sneezing, and annoying office things like typing and pen clicking.

Misophonia can be a serious condition for sufferers, who say they feel anxiety, anger, panic, and rage when they hear their trigger sounds. According to Researchers at the University of California, San Diego, trigger sounds “compromis[e] their ability to complete everyday tasks and engage in healthy and normal social interactions.”

While it’s unclear just how many people suffer with it, those who DO have it know that the struggle is REAL. How do you know you have it? Loud chewing is your sworn enemy.

While it's unclear just how many people suffer with it, those who DO have it know that the struggle is REAL. How do you know you have it? Loud chewing is your sworn enemy.

Just food sounds in general make you simultaneously whimper in pain and scream with rage.

Just food sounds in general make you simultaneously whimper in pain and scream with rage.

You have to sit in the aisles at the movies to try to be around fewer people in case someone is chewing popcorn too loud.

Someone whispering in your ear might as well be stabbing your face with a fork.

 Misophonia Is A Real, Awful Thing, And You Just Might Have It

You think popping gum in public should actually be illegal.

 You think popping gum in public should actually be illegal.

And you’ve come THIS CLOSE to making a “citizen’s arrest” of someone popping gum on public transportation.

Actually, chewing gum at all should probably be outlawed, tbh.

 Actually, chewing gum at all should probably be outlawed, tbh.

You’ve avoided dinner parties where you know a loud chewer will be.

 Misophonia Is A Real, Awful Thing, And You Just Might Have It

In fact, sometimes you just have to leave the room when chewing is involved at all.

In fact, sometimes you just have to leave the room when chewing is involved at all.

You have to turn off certain commercials because the sound levels aren’t right.

 

Certain sounds and pitches are just TEW MUCH.

Which makes you just wanna break things sometimes.

You seriously consider whether you should always live on the top floor because you cannot deal with terrible upstairs neighbor noises.

Work can feel like a fucking battleground.

 Work can feel like a fucking battleground.

Whistling at work? NO.

 Whistling at work? NO.

Loud, snorty breathing? NO.

 Loud, snorty breathing? NO.

People tapping fingernails? Are you a monster sent down from the hellscape?

source;/www.buzzfeed.com

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