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Misophonia, an aversion to sounds that can ruin life


DECRYPTION - According to a British study, approximately 20% of the population would experience a strong repulsion to certain sounds, such as the sounds of lips or chewing.

I live with earplugs on me all the time and when I'm confronted with noises that make me suffer, I put them on as quickly as possible.


noises of mouth and breath get on my nerves immediately.

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I have an immense rage, I go crazy and I want to vomit (sometimes I vomit).

It really disgusts me.


I am very sad because it causes arguments with my relatives...


Testimonials posted on discussion forums on the Internet describe it well: misophonia - literally, the hatred of sounds - can ruin life.

This disorder, identified and named less than fifteen years ago by an American scientist, is characterized by a disproportionate emotional response to everyday noises - most often of human origin.

It is not yet well known in France but would affect, according to a study published on March 22 in the journal

Plos One

, 18% of Britons, with no difference between men and women, to the point of representing a


significant burden


in their lives. .

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Source: lefigaro

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