What triggers misophonia?
Even though each person with misophonia will have their own specific triggers, there are sounds which a lot of people with the disorder find extremely irritating.
These sounds are frequently those which are made by other people. So, to someone with misophonia, some of the most annoying sounds in the world could be:
- Chewing, slurping, or crunching
- Knuckle cracking
- Nail biting
- Heavy breathing
- Throat clearing
Quite often, trigger sounds are also repetitive in nature, such as tapping on a keyboard, windscreen wipers and someone repeatedly clicking a ballpoint pen.