Hi, it’s Shane. What you might not know is that I (think I) have misophonia. I say that in an uncertain tone because see, misophonia isn’t recognized as...anything. Yet. They’ve been doing research on this for two decades.
Here’s how the website, Disabled World explains it; “Misophonia is a sound sensitivity disorder that is not well understood and is rare. It is characterized by an extreme aversion to certain sounds. The disorder may occur in both children and adults from any age group.”
There are triggers. There’s a lot of anger. There’s a lot of frustration. They call it 'fight or flight’. And it’s a bear to deal with. Since my triggers are from sounds upstairs from my basement-dwelling,, I need to wear headphones for 80% of the day. It’s rough. It’s demotivating. It’s depressing.
And I’m not the only one that’s feeling like this. There are others. While this makes me feel comforted that I’m not the only one suffering from this, it also makes me sad that others are needing to battle this debilitating disorder every day.
This is why I’m doing this. I host two podcasts on mental health. I’m a proud mental health advocate. But, today, I would like to officially announce that I would like to be your misophonia advocate. I’m working on a podcast about misophonia. It’s called Fight or Flight. I’m reaching out to see if my fellow misophonia warriors would like to hop on the show to chat about your triggers, coping mechanisms, and misophonia stories. We’ll meet over Zoom for less than an hour and have a chat.
Send me a DM and we’ll go from there. Or, email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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