Is there anyone else out there who has Misophonia?I hate the sound of eating noises, breathing, tapping, clicking, the list goes on and on, and I want to know if there are more poeple out there...

Is there anyone else out there who has Misophonia?

I hate the sound of eating noises, breathing, tapping, clicking, the list goes on and on, and I want to know if there are more poeple out there with this condition. Thanks:)

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mizzwillie | Middle School Teacher | (Level 1) Senior Educator

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Is this term Misophonia a medical term which a medical doctor used to identify a medical condition you have?  The reason I ask this is because the list of things you hate could very easily describe my son whose diagnoses are sensory defensiveness, Tourettes, ADHD and autism.  The sensory defensiveness issues are about hating eating noises (he cannot eat in a lunchroom anywhere), tapping, clicking, slurping soup, hearing someone spit or anything which he finds unpleasant.  Does Misophonia only involve hearing or are other senses involved?  For example, he cannot be at the breakfast table as he cannot abide the look of cereal in milk or the smell of eggs cooking.  If other senses are involved or even if only hearing is, Occupational Therapy helped him a great deal.  We learned ways to help him cope better though we certainly didn't cure it.  I wish you strength and luck.

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hradelow90 | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

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Yes it is a medical condition but it is not widly know. As far as I know it does only involve hearing but there are things I eye that bother me too; like flashing lights (a digital clock not set and it flashes the numbers, or a microwave not cleared and the time flashes, also peoples faces eating disgust me). Well thank you for the advice on Occupational Therapy, and good luck to your son and family!

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