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What causes misophonia?

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Doctors aren’t sure, but they know it isn't a problem with your ears. They think it’s part mental, part physical. It could be related to how sound affects your brain and triggers automatic responses in your body.

From: What Is Misophonia? WebMD Medical Reference

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American Academy of Audiology Annual meeting, Boston, 2012.

Marsha Johnson, AuD, Oregon Tinnitus & Hyperacusis Treatment Center, Portland, OR

Marsha Johnson: “50 Cases of Misophonia.”

Misophonia Association: “Potential Treatments,” “Annual Convention,” “Resources.”

Misophonia 4S Provider Network USA: “What Is Misophonia /4S?”

Aage Moller, PhD, distinguished lecturer in behavioral and brain sciences, University of Texas at Dallas.

Moller, A., ed. , Springer, New York, Berlin, Heidelberg, 2011. Textbook of Tinnitus

Schroder, A. , January 2013. PLOS One

Reviewed by Michael W. Smith on December 10, 2018

SOURCES:

American Academy of Audiology Annual meeting, Boston, 2012.

Marsha Johnson, AuD, Oregon Tinnitus & Hyperacusis Treatment Center, Portland, OR

Marsha Johnson: “50 Cases of Misophonia.”

Misophonia Association: “Potential Treatments,” “Annual Convention,” “Resources.”

Misophonia 4S Provider Network USA: “What Is Misophonia /4S?”

Aage Moller, PhD, distinguished lecturer in behavioral and brain sciences, University of Texas at Dallas.

Moller, A., ed. , Springer, New York, Berlin, Heidelberg, 2011. Textbook of Tinnitus

Schroder, A. , January 2013. PLOS One

Reviewed by Michael W. Smith on December 10, 2018

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