These are articles and resources around the web that we have found to be helpful to people who suffer from misophonia and for people who are hoping to learn more about this unusual disorder.

Major Coverage

Coverage from major journalism sources that are likely to be reasons that the general public might learn about misophonia.

Chewed out for chewing: Little-known disorder leaves sufferers frustrated by ordinary sounds [CBC, Canada. December 2020] by Martin Jones

Why Office Noise Bothers Some People More Than Others [BBC. November 2019]
:: Covers workplace issues that misophones face.

Misophonia: When Life’s Noises Drive You Mad [NPR. March 2019]

The Crunch of an Apple Makes Me Want to Run Away [BBC. November 2018]

Understanding Misophonia [Psychology Today. September 2018]

Misophonia: When Everyday Noises Ruin Your Life [Reader’s Digest. 2017]

Misophonia: the rage-inducing ‘hidden epidemic’ of sound sensitivity [Global News. 2015]

When a Chomp or a Slurp Is a Trigger for Outrage [New York Times. 2011]
:: One of the first major articles to cover misophonia. A classic by Joyce Cohen.

Coping with Misophonia

The Deeply Isolating Life of a Misophone by Cris Edwards [Medium]

How to Talk About Misophonia by Cris Edwards [Medium]

Breaking the Sound Barrier: Teens with Misophonia
An indie documentary by Vivien Black on YouTube.

Online Communities

Amino Apps offers an app for iOS and Android phones that includes a user-created community for people struggling with misophonia. This community tends to be geared to teens and young adults.

r/misophonia is the subreddit [a topic-based board on Reddit] for discussing misophonia. The subreddit has been very active for years.
r/misophoniasupport is another subreddit that some people prefer to the main misophonia one above.

Misophonia Podcast [Opens in Spotify] A weekly podcast created and hosted by Adeel Ahmad.

Medical Resources

Academic Sources

Below are some notable studies on misophonia, updated frequently.

A Preliminary Investigation of the Association Between Misophonia and Symptoms of Psychopathology and Personality Disorders [January 2021] by Clair Cassiello-Robbins, Deepika Anand, Kibby McMahon, Jennifer Brout, Lisalynn Kelley, and M. Zachary Rosenthal [Frontiers in Psychology]

The Effectiveness of Cognitive-behavioral Therapy on Anger in Female Students with Misophonia: A Single-Case Study [January 2021] by Khadijeh Roushani, PhD; Mahnaz Mehrabizadeh Honarmand, PhD [Iranian Journal of Medical Sciences]

Cognitive behavioral therapy for misophonia: A randomized clinical trial [December 2020] by Inge J. Jager, Nienke C. C. Vulink, Isidoor O. Bergfeld, Arnoud J. J. M. van Loon, and Damiaan A. J. P. Denys [Depression and

Misophonia: An Evidence-Based Case Report [December 2020] by C. S. Vanaja and Miriam Soni Abigail [American Journal of Audiology]
:: A single-case study about a woman who experienced misophonia with uncommon triggers and the regimen of treatment undertaken to improve her management of the disorder and quality of life.

How everyday sounds can trigger strong emotions: ASMR, misophonia and the feeling of wellbeing [November, 2020] by Paul D. McGeoch, and Romke Rouw [BioEssays]
:: A forthcoming study which examines the inverse effects of ASMR and misophonia and how the two might be related.

Context Influences How Individuals with Misophonia Respond to Sounds, [September, 2020] by M. Edelstein, B. Monk, V.S. Ramachandran, R. Rouw
:: An unpublished [at time of linking] study looking into how the severity of a misophonic reaction is influenced by situational context. The study also notes that sonically similar sounds can vary in misophonic activation.

The Mediating Role of Emotion Regulation Within the Relationship Between Neuroticism and Misophonia: A Preliminary Investigation, [August, 2020], by Clair Cassiello-Robbins, Deepika Anand, Kibby McMahon, Rachel Guetta, Jacqueline Trumbull, Lisalynn Kelley, and M. Zachary Rosenthal [Frontiers in Psychology]
:: This paper, largely from the team of researchers at the Center for Misophonia and Emotion Regulation at Duke University, covers some findings on misophonia as it relates to emotion regulation and impulse control.

Prevalence of Misophonia and Correlates of Its Symptoms among Inpatients with Depression, [July, 2020] by Marta Siepsiak, A. Sobczak, Bartosz Bohaterewicz, Ł. Cichocki, W. Dragan

Obsessed with Sound: An Investigation into Misophonia and Its Relation to Memory, [2020] by Michael A.Tollefsrud
:: A Master’s thesis looking at the anecdotal associations of misophonia and OCD, while delving further into memory and attention factors in misophonia.

Misophonia: Phenomenology, comorbidity and demographics in a large sample, [April, 2020] by Inge Jager, Pelle deKoning, Tim Bost, Damiaan Denys, and Nienke Vulink

Development and Psychometric Properties of MisoQuest—A New Self-Report Questionnaire for Misophonia, [March, 2020] by Marta Siepsiak, Andrzej ´Sliwerski, and Wojciech Łukasz Dragan
:: Results on the creation and testing of a new misophonia diagnostic questionnaire, MisoQuest, which seeks to remedy some of the problems with previous ones, based on more-recent research and understanding of misophonia as a unique disorder.

Severity of misophonia symptoms is associated with worse cognitive control when exposed to misophonia trigger sounds, [2019] by Emily C. Daniels, Andrew Rodriguez, & Darya L. Zabelina [PsyArXiv]

Misophonia: Awareness and Responsiveness among Academics, [2019] by Connie K. Porcaro, Emon Alavi, Thomas Gollery, and Ali A. Danesh [Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability]
:: A study on the awareness and accommodation of students with misophonia by college instructors. “The findings of this survey indicate that dissemination of information on the topic of misophonia is critical, both for educators and for students.”

Cross-Sensory Stimuli Modulate Reactions to Aversive Sounds, [2019] by Patrawat Samermit, Jeremy Saal, and Nicolas Davidenko [Psychology Department, University of California]
:: Findings on research into misophonia as a multi-sensory disorder. This study cleverly used the McGurk Effect to juxtapose less-aversive video images with aversive [to misophones] audio in an attempt to ‘misdirect’ the brain’s reaction to common misophonia triggers.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy For Alleviating The Distress Caused By Tinnitus, Hyperacusis And Misophonia: Current Perspectives, [October, 2019] by Hashir Aazh, Michael Landgrebe, Ali A Danesh, and Brian CJ Moore [Psychology Research and Behavior Management]
:: More findings on the use of CBT in treatment of, among other things, misophonia.

Neural Basis of Response Bias on the Stop Signal Task in Misophonia, [October, 2019] by Nadine Eijsker, Arjan Schröder, Dirk J. A. Smit, Guido van Wingen,and Damiaan Denys

Inattention in misophonia: Difficulties achieving and maintaining alertness, [September, 2019] by Brandon Frank, Meaghan Roszyk, Landon Hurley, Loreta Drejaj, and Dean McKay [Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology]

Misophonia is associated with altered brain activity in the auditory cortex and salience network. [2019] by Schröder, A., van Wingen, G., Eijsker, N., San Giorgi, R., et al. [Scientific Reports]

Misophonia – a review of research results and theoretical concepts [2019] by Marta Siepsiak and Wojciech Dragan [Psychiatria Polska]

Suicidal misophonia: a case report [January, 2019] by Jehad Alekri & Feras Al Saif [Psychiatry and Clinical Psychopharmacology]
:: A study about a case of a young woman who became suicidal due to her struggles with misophonia. A regimen of healthy coping mechanisms helped her manage the disorder better in life.

Misophonia and Potential Underlying Mechanisms: A Perspective   [2018] by Palumbo, D. B., Alsalman, O., De Ridder, D., et al. [Frontiers in Psychology]

Evaluation of selective attention in patients with misophonia [February, 2018] by Fúlvia Eduarda da Silva and Tanit Sanchez

Misophonia: A scoping review of research [2018] by Iskra Potgieter, Carol MacDonald, Lucy Partridge, Rilana Cima, Jacqueline Sheldrake, and Derek J. Hoare [Journal of Clinical Psychology]
:: Not available free online. Ask your librarian.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is Effective in Misophonia: An open trial [2017] by Schröder, A. E., Vulink, N. C., van Loon, A. J., & Denys, D. A. [Journal of Affective Disorders]
:: Not available free online. Ask your librarian or contact the researcher.
A preliminary study with a pool of 90 misophones which shows promise for using CBT with treatment for misophonia.

The Brain Basis for Misophonia, [2017] by Sukhbinder Kumar, Olana Tansley-Hancock, William Sedley, Phillip E. Gander, Doris-Eva Bamiou, Timothy D. Griffiths, et. al. [Current Biology]
:: A pioneering and often-cited study which showed that misophonia is likely a neurological disorder instead of a mental health disorder. Essential reading.

Familial misophonia or Selective Sound Sensitivity Syndrome: Evidence for autosomal dominant inheritance, [July, 2017] by Tanit Ganz Sanchez and Fúlvia Eduarda da Silva [Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology]

Creativity and sensory gating indexed by the P50: Selective versusleaky sensory gating in divergent thinkers and creative achievers, [January, 2015] by Darya L. Zabelinan, Daniel O’Leary, Narun Pornpattananangkul, Robin Nusslock,and Mark Beeman
:: While not mentioning misophonia specifically, the findings are likely relevant to researching the correlation between creativity and sensory gating, including misophonia. We look forward to further studies on this topic.

Misophonia: physiological investigations and case descriptions [2013] by Miren Edelstein, David Brang, Romke Rouw, and Vilayanur S. Ramachandran [Frontiers in Human Neuroscience]
:: An early study of misophonia intended to note the characteristics that are unique to the disorder, and to indicate areas where there is evidence for additional study needed.

Misophonia: Diagnostic Criteria for a New Psychiatric Disorder. [2013] by Schröder A, Vulink N, Denys D; PLoS ONE 8(1)
:: One of the first studies of people suffering from misophonia when the disorder was viewed as a likely psychiatric affliction as it outwardly resembles several known mental health conditions. Later studies [see above] altered that view, but the attempt to create diagnostic criteria and publish information for medical professionals was valuable. Study includes the proposed diagnostic criteria and the Amsterdam Misophonia Scale, a worksheet for assessment. Both are relevant and useful.