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I Hate Chewing Noises

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    I'm new to this forum; on the one hand, I was delighted to see that I'm not alone, there are others like me; on the other, I'm a bit perturbed to see there are so few of us, just 162--a small group of wierdos? I've been bothered by chewing and breathing noises since I was an...
    Snowms Snowms 41-45 2 Responses Dec 17, 2008

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    Biggest pet peeve!! If you chew loud by me,

    either you or I will have to leave
    Pinkaboo168 Pinkaboo168 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 12, 2014

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    Does it mean I'm too irritable

    that I hate loud sneezing, coughing and eating noises? What about the fact that my husband is sitting here on the couch flossing his teeth?
    mynameis12345 mynameis12345 51-55, F 5 Responses Jan 20

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    My parents chew in the most obnoxious ways,

    I can't even eat with them. I feel bad but it drives me insane!
    emmaem02 emmaem02 16-17, F 4 Responses Feb 19

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    Hearing someone chomp

    and smack on bubblegum is one of the most annoying things ever.
    imasweetheart imasweetheart 13-15, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Earplugged At Work.

    My experiences are consistent with most of those here. The sounds of chewing, gulping, slurping, etc. make me extremely irritated and irrationally a bit angry. Gum is evil incarnate. Working at a cubicle is a professional challenge. As soon as a co-worker starts munching, or...
    zeldat zeldat 26-30, F Mar 13, 2010

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    On July 8th, 2013, a group of people

    who suffer from misophonia, self-identified as a “group of amateur researchers,” compiled a survey of just over 120 questions with the hope of generating a data base of information. The survey, administered on the Lime Survey platform, was online for one month and addressed...
    chewingsounds chewingsounds 16-17 1 Response May 1, 2014

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    You Might Have An Anger Disorder

    I am writing to share with you new information about a little known anger disorder, commonly known as "misophonia." The disorder is characterized by an anger/rage response to auditory stimuli, most prevalently chewing and eating sounds. Through time, triggers expand to include...
    chewingsounds chewingsounds 16-17 Sep 30, 2013

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    ArtsyBitch ArtsyBitch 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 7

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    I never knew how much I hated chewing noises,

    until I was stuck listening to the obnoxious sound of my hairdresser chewing gum for more than two hours. I didn't want to make things awkward by saying anything but its a very annoying sound.
    summersuicide summersuicide 16-17, F Jan 31, 2014

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    I hate when people chew loud.

    It ****** me off. I get payback. When it's quiet & i know that person who was chewing loud is sitting in front of me, i usually start eating my Snacks (I always carry snacks) I chew as long as I can right next to that person. I do it when I know it's not time to eat.
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F Nov 18, 2014

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    I Want To Lash Out At Them, Hard.

    I know that its wrong to want to cause someone physical harm, but when people are chewing or crunching loudly, I want to punch them, make them feel the discomfort that I am feeling. I have been this way for a year or so now, it started with TV static, no one else i know can hear...
    GalaxyGirl23 GalaxyGirl23 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 7, 2012

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    Lol!!! I love pic of this community!

    so cute. well,i don't like those noises. That makes me irritated.lol
    Juri0902 Juri0902 31-35, F 4 Responses Mar 18

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    Generally, people chewing around me do not

    affect me. The only time I felt enraged at somebody chewing was when a girl sitting close to me on the couch was eating cottage cheese with her mouth open. She had a cold, and I could hear her trying to breathe through her mouth and eat at the same time. The sound of the cottage...
    seahawk665 seahawk665 22-25, F Jan 31, 2014

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    Oh Yes!!!!

    And people chewing with their mouths open!!! They should all be lined up against a wall and.... And people who make smacking noises when they chew gum....    
    WyldHoney WyldHoney 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 3, 2008

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    !!!!

    I cannot stand chewing noises.  It started when I was very young- maybe six years old.  My family thought I was just being silly or picky.  My mom bought me earplugs to wear at the dinner table.  Now my family never eats dinner together, and I dread eating...
    seatangle seatangle 18-21 7 Responses Aug 28, 2008

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    I Hate Chewing And Swallowing Noises

    I'm not sure when I first noticed that I had a problem with the sound of people eating but I can remember being told off for 'being silly'  when I complained about the noise my brother made when eating when I was about 6 years old. I started eating alone when I was about...
    MindOfDawnie MindOfDawnie 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 27, 2010

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    It irks me when people eat/chew with their

    mouth open and all you hear is the food slipping around inside someone's mouth while they're devouring the food. Have some common courtesy and manners. CHEW WITH YOUR MOUTH CLOSED!!!
    Philli8807 Philli8807 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 24, 2014

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    This started when I was about 12

    and I noticed my dad chewed so loudly and digustingly. I would feel enraged at him. This continued and got worse as I got older. It got so it was hard to eat in the same room as others if there was any cereal involved. I started turning the tv every time anyone was eating and...
    Camille7 Camille7 46-50, F 6 Responses Jan 7

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    Its very very irritating to hear ppl eat n

    chewing loudly n slurping oh lord 🙉
    nonamechild nonamechild 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 12

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    I don't do movies at a theatre

    for this very reason. Well, this and the people that sit and text all the way through the movie. My wife knows, she doesn't ask me to go anymore. If there's a movie she feels she'd like to go to, she take my daughter. They eat popcorn too, I don't
    say81 say81 51-55, M 1 Response Feb 12, 2014

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    My Father Chews Very Loudly.

    Yes, that he does. It isn't completely his fault, though. I believe there is some sort of problem with his nasal passages, his dad has the same problem and my grandmother said that is why. I do not know if he is aware of his loud chewing. It is absolutely annoying. I hate loud...
    Throwaway16 Throwaway16 18-21, M 3 Responses Jul 16, 2011

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    Not only is the sound of chewing awful,

    but how about when they are chewing loud and breathing heavy all at the same time?! It takes all of my self control to not throw their food across the room
    anotherxrose anotherxrose 22-25, F 4 Responses 22 hrs ago

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    I always thought that I was alone in this

    and just being irrational. My younger cousin will sit across the table from me while I'm trying to work on my notes and will be eating and I can hear him actually biting his spoon and slurping and I have to clench my fists to keep from screaming at him to just stop. The worst...
    canibella69 canibella69 18-21, F Jan 27, 2014

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    My partner has this problem

    and it sometimes causes difficulties for us. It's suffocating for me because she's horrible to be around when she gets irritated by chewing noises. I'm personally not loud by any means and I make an effort to be quiet in spite of it making eating unpleasant for me. Can those...
    unquotequote unquotequote 36-40, M 2 Responses Jan 2, 2014

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    I can't stand people

    who smack while eating and/or eating with their mouth open. It irritates me very easily. I just want to shove all that food down your throat so you would stop making those disgusting noises.
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Feb 18

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    AtashinoSunflower AtashinoSunflower 13-15, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    ill chop off your head

    if u ever make chewing noises
    haya08 haya08 13-15, F 4 Responses Nov 30, 2014

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    Misophonia?

    "Misophonia, literally “hatred of sound”, is a form of decreased sound tolerance, also known as Selective Sound Sensitivity Syndrome or 4S.... misophonia is specific for certain sounds." Also, "People who have misophonia are most commonly annoyed, or even enraged, by the...
    mish36 mish36 18-21, F 82 Responses Aug 14, 2010

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    My sister chews like a horse

    or a donkey chewing grass so annoying
    lidyB lidyB 16-17, F 3 Responses Mar 7

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    Relay Of Crunching

    When I go on my lunch break at work I spend much of the time cringing.  First one person crunches their way through a bag of crisps, and I keep hoping they'll hurry up and finish because it makes me feel like screaming.  Just as they screw up their crisp packet and...
    Tibicina Tibicina 41-45, F Jan 23, 2010

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    yuck. just the sound of it is

    so gross and annoying especially when you got those giant mouth smackers.
    oliviatt oliviatt 16-17, F 3 Responses Nov 20, 2014

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    Has anyone ever made a connection between

    misophonia and childhood trauma such as sexual, emotional or physical abuse? There seems to be one in my personal experience.
    Trolldan Trolldan 51-55, M 1 Response Jan 29, 2014

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    I also don't like to watch some people eat.

    There are those that take too big of bites and stretch their mouths wide open to get it all in. Puh-lease! Take smaller bites.
    callmejohann callmejohann 41-45, M Mar 12

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    It's the most annoying thing in the world.

    Even my best friend does it -_-
    trismason trismason 13-15, F Mar 3

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    But my boyfriend is the loudest eater I know.

    He breaths heavily through his nose.
    cutiefeet97 cutiefeet97 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 16

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    My mother does it when she chews gum

    and it annoys me. Don't know if I do it myself
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 1 Response Oct 18, 2014

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    Genetic Disorder For Hating Chewing Sounds

    Please visit www.sound-rage.com Hating chewing sounds is a developmental, neurological disorder, and is characterized primarily by sounds such as chewing, sniffing, coughing, sibilant s (the ssss sound). Secondary symptoms including visual triggers (dangling legs, hair...
    chewingsounds chewingsounds 16-17 11 Responses Jul 31, 2008

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    I Wanna Jump Out Of My Skin!!!

    What is wrong with me- I can not stand the sound of people chewing with their mouth open, or sucking their teeth!! It drives me crazy
    icis2475 icis2475 36-40, F 2 Responses Nov 5, 2013

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    Why? Why do they have to be

    so loud? How does no one else hear them or get bothered by them?
    Reddu5t Reddu5t 31-35, M 1 Response a week ago

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    Noisy Lunch Breaks

    I can't relax at lunch time at all when at work. Everybody, but EVERYBODY eats a packet of crisps or similar noisy snacks for their lunch. If that's not enough, many bring apples too. This is all eaten with various degrees of noise, from loud to very loud. Some people eat them...
    Tibicina Tibicina 41-45, F 4 Responses Feb 6, 2011

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    i'm not scared.lol But these noises just makes me irritated!
    Juri0902 Juri0902 31-35, F 7 Responses 5 days ago

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    And in my office as well. I think I'm more scared when the noises are in my office and I'm all alone :(
    easynuh easynuh 26-30, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I was in my drivers Ed class and one guy was chewing tobacco and spitting it into a cup for half the class it was descusting
    ngoodfellow1799 ngoodfellow1799 16-17, M Mar 5

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    Ok so i'm in 6th grade and it's been a terrible school year since day 1.My class won't be quiet and sometimes have mental issues.I notice behavior changes in math and art class...
    Jordandance3 Jordandance3 22-25, M Mar 12

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    Urrrr my brother is notorious for it, every time I remind him to stop he just does it louder to annoy me. In school a lot of people do it too, it's filthy, like, don't they get it...
    thedimone thedimone 13-15, F Mar 12

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