Misophonia, which literally means “hatred of sounds,” has been in existence for longer than any-one knows, but was first “officially” named by Dr. Pawel J. Jastreboff when he noticed a connection between certain “soft” noises (chewing, tapping, ticking, etc.) and a rise in stress levels and emotions that seemed over the top (anger, anxiety, panic). A question to be addressed is why are we now seeing a rise in accommodation requests for this disorder?

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