Misophonia



  • Anyone else have issues with this?

    It's basically strong negative reactions to particular trigger sounds. For me its loud slurping/chewing or crunching noises. I get surprisingly agitated and sometimes even need to go for a walk just to calm down.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Misophonia

    It's become worse in that I've had 2 years with my own office to now being part of a team in an open office.

    To my left I have a guy whose jaw makes a loud clicking sound when he eats, naturally he eats a minimum of 2 apples a day and it sounds like he is chewing on marbles. He also cracks his knuckles slowly about 4 times a day.

    To my right I have a guy who eats with his mouth open with very loud chewing noises, naturally he eats a minimum of 2 bananas a day and has a 2kg bag of almonds in between his frequent meals.

    Combined I have a very small window where I can concentrate and get real work done. I've had a bit of success listening to classical music on earphones really loud to drown out the sounds but this does cause issues when the manager is calling out to me.

    Anyway would be interested to see if anyone else has this issue and any other potential coping mechanisms. Both colleagues are great guys but for large portions of the day I have an unjustified urge to punch them in the face...which isn't ideal in a team environment.



  • Forced laughter on the radio. Hatiest!! (Ben and Jonno are the worst at it)

    Matt and Jerry are starting to do it more frequently and it completely puts me off the show when it is being forced.



  • @Rembrandt People eating noisily irritates the piss out of me, particularly when I'm trying to concentrate, but certainly not to the extent it does for you.

    Apparently, I bounce my leg when sitting. I don't know why.



  • @antipodean said in Misophonia:

    Apparently, I bounce my leg when sitting. I don't know why.

    I do that too and it usually annoys someone.



  • @Hooroo Ha my brother does that also. I'm ok with it but it drives my sister completely up the wall



  • one of my best mates does that. I would overlook it if he didn't insist on having his foot touch the table. Stop jiggling the table you bastard!



  • Didn't realise this had a name but clicking noises like drive me nuts, j thought it had something to do with me wearing earmuffs most of the day.

    My coping mechanism is yelling at my son to stop clicking that bloody pen .



  • @Hooroo said in Misophonia:

    @antipodean said in Misophonia:

    Apparently, I bounce my leg when sitting. I don't know why.

    I do that too and it usually annoys someone.

    Me and my bro do that one too.

    Only thing I can think of that comes close is anytime I hear a noise like that 'click' old school clock radios used to make before the alarm would come on. Whenever I hear a similar sound I get instantly agitated/edgy. I very rarely use an alarm to wake up.



  • I'd love to hear a decent theory as to why such innocuous sounds create such a strong emotional response. I can't really think of any evolutionary advantage.



  • @Rembrandt cos they just piss you off!

    Loud eating is annoying, especially as in most cases, it is easily solved by shutting your mouth! 📢 🤐

    One of my good friends always made 'mmm, mmmmm, mmm' sounds when he ate, was more amusing than annoying, as you can imagine, he was always made fun of, as only good mates can do.

    Add me to the bounce my leg thing.



  • @Hooroo said in Misophonia:

    Forced laughter on the radio. Hatiest!! (Ben and Jonno are the worst at it)

    Matt and Jerry are starting to do it more frequently and it completely puts me off the show when it is being forced.

    When I visit NZ I have this weird love hate relationship with NZ radio. It so refreshing to have Djs that talk and swear like normal people.

    But the breakfast shows and drivetime show with their antics pranks and wind up calls are the worst. Add in the forced laughter and I can't take it.



  • @mooshld said in Misophonia:

    @Hooroo said in Misophonia:

    Forced laughter on the radio. Hatiest!! (Ben and Jonno are the worst at it)

    Matt and Jerry are starting to do it more frequently and it completely puts me off the show when it is being forced.

    When I visit NZ I have this weird love hate relationship with NZ radio. It so refreshing to have Djs that talk and swear like normal people.

    But the breakfast shows and drivetime show with their antics pranks and wind up calls are the worst. Add in the forced laughter and I can't take it.

    I still can't understand why station bosses think radio shows need three presenters trying to outperform each other with lame attempts at humour. It's like having a drink in a pub next to a bunch of moronic teenagers on their first outing without mum.

    (caveat to that: it can be a formula that works well with something like sport. Some of the best radio I ever heard was the period when Gibbit, Smithy and Doull were together.)



  • @mooshld said in Misophonia:

    @Hooroo said in Misophonia:

    Forced laughter on the radio. Hatiest!! (Ben and Jonno are the worst at it)

    Matt and Jerry are starting to do it more frequently and it completely puts me off the show when it is being forced.

    When I visit NZ I have this weird love hate relationship with NZ radio. It so refreshing to have Djs that talk and swear like normal people.

    But the breakfast shows and drivetime show with their antics pranks and wind up calls are the worst. Add in the forced laughter and I can't take it.

    Next time you're back try the sound, they really don't have any of that crap .



  • @mooshld I don't know if you read Stuart MacBrides books but he always manages to slip in bits portraying radio presenters as moronic idiots treating their listeners as simpletons. Gets the UK radio DJ mannerisms down pat.



  • @mooshld Canned laughter on sitcoms. I feel I'm auditioning for another series of Grumpy Old Men



  • @Crucial said in Misophonia:

    @mooshld said in Misophonia:

    @Hooroo said in Misophonia:

    Forced laughter on the radio. Hatiest!! (Ben and Jonno are the worst at it)

    Matt and Jerry are starting to do it more frequently and it completely puts me off the show when it is being forced.

    When I visit NZ I have this weird love hate relationship with NZ radio. It so refreshing to have Djs that talk and swear like normal people.

    But the breakfast shows and drivetime show with their antics pranks and wind up calls are the worst. Add in the forced laughter and I can't take it.

    I still can't understand why station bosses think radio shows need three presenters trying to outperform each other with lame attempts at humour. It's like having a drink in a pub next to a bunch of moronic teenagers on their first outing without mum.

    (caveat to that: it can be a formula that works well with something like sport. Some of the best radio I ever heard was the period when Gibbit, Smithy and Doull were together.)

    The trouble is with that sort of thing is that as soon as such a thing becomes successful the execs decide this is the way forward and every other fucking show is a rip off. Add to that the fact that usually even the original runs out of steam and becomes a parody of itself.



  • @Catogrande said in Misophonia:

    @Crucial said in Misophonia:

    @mooshld said in Misophonia:

    @Hooroo said in Misophonia:

    Forced laughter on the radio. Hatiest!! (Ben and Jonno are the worst at it)

    Matt and Jerry are starting to do it more frequently and it completely puts me off the show when it is being forced.

    When I visit NZ I have this weird love hate relationship with NZ radio. It so refreshing to have Djs that talk and swear like normal people.

    But the breakfast shows and drivetime show with their antics pranks and wind up calls are the worst. Add in the forced laughter and I can't take it.

    I still can't understand why station bosses think radio shows need three presenters trying to outperform each other with lame attempts at humour. It's like having a drink in a pub next to a bunch of moronic teenagers on their first outing without mum.

    (caveat to that: it can be a formula that works well with something like sport. Some of the best radio I ever heard was the period when Gibbit, Smithy and Doull were together.)

    The trouble is with that sort of thing is that as soon as such a thing becomes successful the execs decide this is the way forward and every other fucking show is a rip off. Add to that the fact that usually even the original runs out of steam and becomes a parody of itself.

    Yeah, it was a near perfect blend of professionalism (knowing when to keep quiet and when to chip in) and subject knowledge. Never treated the audience as stupid.

    They didn't start the formula they just showed the way it could work well.



  • @Crucial That's a rarity alright. Did they go out on a high or die id taper off into obscurity?



  • I don't know whether this is a genetic thing or it is learned behaviour but I just can't stand the noise that Chris Evans makes. I'm told a lot of people suffer with this ailment.



  • @Catogrande said in Misophonia:

    @Crucial That's a rarity alright. Did they go out on a high or die id taper off into obscurity?

    The station pulled the plug and reorganised. It was never a high rating show as it was a morning sports show on a racing station.
    At one point The Fern even had a weekly contribution with either Bart or Redbeard as guest.

    There were various host combinations but the one mentioned above was the best IMO.



  • @mooshld said in Misophonia:

    @Hooroo said in Misophonia:

    Forced laughter on the radio. Hatiest!! (Ben and Jonno are the worst at it)

    Matt and Jerry are starting to do it more frequently and it completely puts me off the show when it is being forced.

    When I visit NZ I have this weird love hate relationship with NZ radio. It so refreshing to have Djs that talk and swear like normal people.

    But the breakfast shows and drivetime show with their antics pranks and wind up calls are the worst. Add in the forced laughter and I can't take it.

    This, this, this.
    In the UK, I only ever listen to BBC Radio 6 Music - as it has good music, no ads, etc, etc... but even they have a shit morning "DJ" who tries to be funny, fails, and does stupid little "bits".
    It seriously gives me the shits, as it's my alarm clock - and I want to wake up to good tunes, not some guy talking inane bullshit.
    Strangely, I don't mind so much when he's on holiday, and Cerys Matthews takes over.



  • @Bones said in Misophonia:

    @Hooroo said in Misophonia:

    @antipodean said in Misophonia:

    Apparently, I bounce my leg when sitting. I don't know why.

    I do that too and it usually annoys someone.

    Me and my bro do that one too.

    I'm a shocker for it. Though I'm conscious if I'm sharing desk space with others that my leg shaking might piss them off.



  • @Kruse I hope you've got the old mental image rather than the current one.



  • @Catogrande said in Misophonia:

    @Kruse I hope you've got the old mental image rather than the current one.

    Mos'def.
    I was actually rather vague in memory of what she looked like, just built my own mental image based on the voice.
    Now that you've pushed me into actually doing the research, I need to find an early image to imprint the strongest.



  • @Kruse said in Misophonia:

    @Catogrande said in Misophonia:

    @Kruse I hope you've got the old mental image rather than the current one.

    Mos'def.
    I was actually rather vague in memory of what she looked like, just built my own mental image based on the voice.
    Now that you've pushed me into actually doing the research, I need to find an early image to imprint the strongest.

    Somehow I don't think you were lying in bad in the morning picturing her face.



  • @Crucial said in Misophonia:

    @mooshld said in Misophonia:

    @Hooroo said in Misophonia:

    Forced laughter on the radio. Hatiest!! (Ben and Jonno are the worst at it)

    Matt and Jerry are starting to do it more frequently and it completely puts me off the show when it is being forced.

    When I visit NZ I have this weird love hate relationship with NZ radio. It so refreshing to have Djs that talk and swear like normal people.

    But the breakfast shows and drivetime show with their antics pranks and wind up calls are the worst. Add in the forced laughter and I can't take it.

    I still can't understand why station bosses think radio shows need three presenters trying to outperform each other with lame attempts at humour. It's like having a drink in a pub next to a bunch of moronic teenagers on their first outing without mum.

    (caveat to that: it can be a formula that works well with something like sport. Some of the best radio I ever heard was the period when Gibbit, Smithy and Doull were together.)

    I'll swim against the tide. When I listened to podcasts / recordings I found their 3 pronged interviews formulaic and rehersed. Wasn't a fan.

    Which is interesting as I am a yuuuge fan of Gibbit on RS Breakfast. And perhaps Gibbit in general.

    Just wasn't massively enamored of that formula.



  • @booboo said in Misophonia:

    @Crucial said in Misophonia:

    @mooshld said in Misophonia:

    @Hooroo said in Misophonia:

    Forced laughter on the radio. Hatiest!! (Ben and Jonno are the worst at it)

    Matt and Jerry are starting to do it more frequently and it completely puts me off the show when it is being forced.

    When I visit NZ I have this weird love hate relationship with NZ radio. It so refreshing to have Djs that talk and swear like normal people.

    But the breakfast shows and drivetime show with their antics pranks and wind up calls are the worst. Add in the forced laughter and I can't take it.

    I still can't understand why station bosses think radio shows need three presenters trying to outperform each other with lame attempts at humour. It's like having a drink in a pub next to a bunch of moronic teenagers on their first outing without mum.

    (caveat to that: it can be a formula that works well with something like sport. Some of the best radio I ever heard was the period when Gibbit, Smithy and Doull were together.)

    I'll swim against the tide. When I listened to podcasts / recordings I found their 3 pronged interviews formulaic and rehersed. Wasn't a fan.

    Which is interesting as I am a yuuuge fan of Gibbit on RS Breakfast. And perhaps Gibbit in general.

    Just wasn't massively enamored of that formula.

    It was more the inbetween interview stuff I was talking about. The bits that most of these jocks fill with inane banter and laughing at each others jokes. I always thought they got it pretty good in that regard.



  • On the subject of afternoon radio shows ...

    ... they had this thing over here called The Benchwarmers who were syndicated or at least were broadcast across a network of stations in Straya.

    There were various incarnations of The Benchwarmers but the best were Ant and Becks. They were piss funny. They got fired and now we're subjected to fucking Hamish and fucking Andy who are stupid and vacuous.

    But i digress ...



  • Going back to the OP ...

    I hate, fucking hate, eating sounds.

    Whether they be open mouth chewing, smacking etc or mmm mmm mmm sounds. For fuck sake we've been civilised for 10,000 fucking years try and act like you're no longer a fucking ape.



  • I hate people that hoik. Disgusting habit and sound



  • @canefan said in Misophonia:

    I hate people that hoik. Disgusting habit and sound

    Sniffing.
    All the time.
    On the tube.



  • People. Just... people.



  • @Kruse Yeah. Not a fan really.



  • My new neighbours are happy clappy christians with loud kids.

    Tonight's family fun time seems to be a drum circle.

    Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.



  • @tim my old neighbours were unemployed ex-gang members and thier teen boy thought he was a gangster rapper on the Kareoke...I enjoyed going next door at 2am to tell them to pipe down!

    cant stand neighbours who impose thier lives on you



  • @tim said in Misophonia:

    My new neighbours are happy clappy christians with loud kids.

    Tonight's family fun time seems to be a drum circle.

    Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.

    Just saying

    swatting
    ˈswɒtɪŋ/Submit
    nounUSinformal
    the action or practice of making a hoax call to the emergency services in an attempt to bring about the dispatch of a large number of armed police officers to a particular address.
    "he found out that he was a victim of swatting after police surrounded his home on Thursday"



  • Chewing with mouth open thing would shit my parents no end, and they drummed it out of us as kids.

    Problem is we had a couple of mates at school who were living with just their Dad, and he didn't drum it out of them.

    When they were staying at our place, meal times were an exercise in watching how close Mum would get to nuclear.

    She never snapped, trapped between her good manners and that of guests. Was icy at the time, but funny thinking back.

    But yeah, people chewing with their mouth open shits me - "I had to suffer this fucking education, so you should too!"



  • @nta Same here. Wife explained how it was something I couldn't stand to her niece and nephew when they came to stay with us recently. After a few days they were much better. All it took was a look.



  • @canefan said in Misophonia:

    I hate people that hoik. Disgusting habit and sound

    Spent any time in Hong Kong?



  • @catogrande said in Misophonia:

    @canefan said in Misophonia:

    I hate people that hoik. Disgusting habit and sound

    Spent any time in Hong Kong?

    A bit. Lots of dirtbags there. I went for the first time in 20 years last year; after spending more time in Singapore over the years I found it hot and dirty. And Straits food is more exciting


Log in to reply