misophonia awareness

Gay pride and misophonia

It’s a tough time to have a cause. With everyone busy ripping down statues, erasing America’s past, and paving the road for communism, gay pride and misophonia have gotten lost in the shuffle. Gay pride takes a greater hit because of the black community’s general lack of support for the alphabet soup community. With all of the destruction of urban black communities work that needs to be done, the Black Lives Matter movement simply doesn’t have time to raise a rainbow flag. And of the three groups, misophonia survivors are truly the underserved, underrepresented minority community. Misophonia sufferers experience…

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Misophonia: the not-so-silent killer

Today is National Misophonia Awareness Day. Misophonia is often described as the hatred of sound. But those who have it know it as far more debilitating. Misophonia sufferers experience negative emotions, thoughts, or physical rage triggered by specific, outstanding noises. According to WebMD, sound can trigger “a desire to kill or stop whatever is making the noise.” What none of the articles I’ve seen online addresses is the specificity of the rage that accompanies the disease. It’s not just a raw, unidentifiable hatred of sound. When you have misophonia, you quickly identify repetitive, staccato-like sounds that don’t belong. As…

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