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Silence is golden for sufferers of misophonia

Does the munching sound of a sweaty commuter grind your gears? How can our phobias and traits lead to a change in human behaviour?

A small percentage of the population, and I am one of them, suffers from misophonia. It quite literally means “hatred of sound”. Negative emotions, thoughts and physical reactions can be triggered by specific sounds. Hence why I want to kill you when you chew your chewing gum with your mouth open and make little clicking sounds…. click here for the full article in this week’s Scotsman.