Literally “hatred of sound”, Misophonia was proposed in 2000 as a condition in which negative emotions, thoughts, and physical reactions are triggered by specific sounds. Misophonia is not classified as an auditory or psychiatric condition, there are no standard diagnostic criteria, and there is little research on how common it is. Children ages 10 -12 seems to be the age range that develop this condition. Misophonia responds well to therapy, in particular, music therapy. Success has been seen in working through stress and trigger points that cause sound dysfunction, implementing vitamin supplements and practicing mental relaxation. Fortunately, research indicates that more than 80% of Misophonia sufferers can experience significant relief from symptoms if treated.

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