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I Hate Chewing Noises

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    Must You? Really?

    Chewing is one thing, I understand it is not always silent the gnashing of teeth on food. Yet at the same time must people smack their freaking lips? Is it really a conscious effort to close your darn mouth when you chew?? Is it like so many things is this day where we have to...
    MarleyMama MarleyMama 22-25, F Jun 14, 2011

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    Old People

    ok so first of all My dad is like 78 almost 79.. I kno and I'm, only 17.. but thats not tha worst.. I have to eat dinner w/ him some nights and not only does he not get his own food from the plate but then he sits there and chews with his mouth opens and it ****** me off...
    Joker91 Joker91 16-17, M 2 Responses Jan 10, 2009

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    Slurping Drinks

    I thought I had a high tolerance for annoying noises. After all, I am a parent, but this noise proves me wrong. A girl has just started at my place of work. We share the same break times. Every day she buys an energy drink. After every sip and I mean every sip she makes a...
    Spartanone Spartanone 51-55, M 1 Response Apr 16, 2012

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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

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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 Jan 29

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    Stop Chewing

    I cant stand people chewing, it gets me to the point im so angry and i wana cry out of frustration. every day i have to eat with my family, one of which slurps the food, and other has a jaw that if applied any pressure to clicks, it drives me insane i cant stand it i have to...
    1234perdy 1234perdy 31-35, F Sep 16, 2012

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    I Hate Chewing Noises

    I hate it. It's my number one pet peeve! I was at my friends house for dinner tonight and my friend and her little brother were both doing it, so I said. It just runs in your family, doesn't it!
    rockmusicanddbz rockmusicanddbz 13-15, F May 24, 2012

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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

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    Chomp, Chomp, Chomp

    I hate it when people make loud chewing noises, and when they chew with their mouths open it's so disgusting!!!  It makes me lose my appetite.
    keyna keyna 36-40, F 3 Responses Apr 21, 2008

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    A Girl In The Train

    i always yell at my friends or family members if any of them made this noise but one time i was travelling in the train and a girl was sitting behind me and she couldn't chew any louder she was horrible i couldn't tell her anything for three hours she was a bigger girl, i was...
    alkh alkh 22-25 2 Responses Mar 5, 2012

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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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    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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    Licking

    I also hate licking...finger licking, plate licking...so disgusting! I also hate it when my dog licks. It's such an annoying sound!!!
    tqoftu tqoftu 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 22, 2007

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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 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 7, 2012

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    One of My Biggest Pet Peeves.

    I cannot stand eating sounds!  If I am eating, I get paranoid that people can hear my noises if it is silent.  I always have background noise while eating.  I hate crunching, slurping, and smacking.  All I have to do is look at my mom or bro or sis and they...
    urbrandofheroin urbrandofheroin 22-25, F 3 Responses May 7, 2009

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    Always Been This Way.

    I'm hyper-sensitive to spit sounds when people are talking and sounds people make when they're eating. I'm not a foul mouthed person, but when I hear people making spit chew sounds, a very long string of profanity usually comes out, and I can't hide the boiling rage on my face. I...
    captaincube captaincube 26-30, F Aug 5, 2012

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    I Hate Chewing Noises

    I've had problems with this since I was a kid, but it's been severe since I was 15 or so. It's completely ruining my relationship with my parents because I can't be in the same room when they eat and I get so angry and want to hurt them when they chew. I don't understand why I'm...
    ariamelody ariamelody 18-21, F 6 Responses Oct 9, 2012

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    Well, Mainly Just One.

    The one chewing sound that I hate is.. When people chew mashed potatoes or other extremely soft foods. The sound of their teeth hitting together within their mouth. Guh.
    meowmeowface meowmeowface 36-40, F 3 Responses Dec 22, 2007

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    Pleeasee Help! I Cant Stop Hating Chewing Noises!

    well i really dont know when it started it was definately when i was young and ive just hated chewing noises ALL! off my family chews SOO! loud i hate it! (and my mum has plates so its always sloopy chewing!) and when i hear chewing i always clentch my fists and i always hurt...
    georgiameltdown georgiameltdown 13-15 2 Responses Jun 1, 2010

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    Coming Out

    I have recently shared this issue with some close friends and it is hard.  I shared with just one guy the whole 4S or misophonia thing.  He pretty much said that I am probably having other issues that are the real problem.  It is so frustrating to try to...
    loves2paint loves2paint 31-35, F Dec 1, 2009

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    Annoying

    how can people eat so annoyingly or is it only me helpp
    ugghh11 ugghh11 31-35 Apr 12, 2012

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    Death To The Slobs!

    I'm not one obsessed with etiquette, but I'm a little OCD when people eat loudly or with their mouth wide open. My little brother used to always do it at the dinner table and it would drive me crazy!
    zxparadox zxparadox 16-17, M Jun 28, 2012

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    Me Too

    Ever since I was about 5 or 6 years old I've had this issue.  But it really started to bother me more as an adult.  When I got together with my boyfriend I noticed that he had this way of cleaning his teeth, after a meal, with his tongue.  Which of course made me very...
    kentuckyq kentuckyq 51-55 1 Response Sep 9, 2011

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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 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    Brotherr

    My brother does it all the time, really loudly, it really puts me off :S
    FibreglassWings FibreglassWings 22-25, F Aug 13, 2012

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    Rage

    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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    Update On I Hate Chewing Noises

    Please see the September 8, 2011 Today show episode on this disorder. http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/44438402/ns/today-today_health/t/when-annoying-sounds-spark-major-rage/#.Tm4MFOwdhBk. To date, there is no cure; in fact, no one in the genetic, medical, or cognitive behavior...
    chewingsounds chewingsounds 16-17 Oct 20, 2011

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    Drives Me Insane

    I hate when I can hear other people eating food or chewing gum.  The slurps, smacks, schwarps, and other disgusting, sloppy sounds drive me mad!  Some people never mastered the art of eating without making smacking sounds, I guess.  To be fair, I know that I do...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Dec 22, 2007

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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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    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

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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 6 Responses Aug 28, 2008

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    I Am With The Misophoniacs!

    I read a lot of your stories and in many I recognised myself which made me laugh. Being a miso thou is more tragic than funny. I hate chomping sounds for my whole life. I cannot control this, it makes me feel nuts. It aches when I hear chomping, I want to get up and shout, tear...
    farawayfromhellandheaven farawayfromhellandheaven 26-30, F 6 Responses Sep 14, 2011

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    I Dont Believe Its A Sound Tolerance Issue

    It might be that the disorder is neurological, not audiological. At a certain age of onset, the neural processes in the brain shift, like they do in Tourette Syndrome. The sound stimuli (like the sounds of a gum pop) are assessed differently by the brain when the disorder hits. I...
    chewingsounds chewingsounds 16-17 Jun 28, 2013

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    All My Life

    When I was young, I would have to eat breakfast in the other room so I wouldn't have to listen to my mom and my brother chewing. I can't eat in silence with anyone, because I can't even stand to hear myself chew! There have been times when watching people eat in restaurants has...
    racin4065 racin4065 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 6, 2008

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    New Book On Misophonia: Neurobiology And Pscyhology

    “Sound-Rage. A Primer on the neurobiology and psychology of a little known anger disorder” is coming Summer 2013. Commonly known as misophonia, the primer presents exciting research about the disorder. Visual and auditory brain processes and the brain’s interpretation of...
    Newbook Newbook 61-65 3 Responses May 23, 2013

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    Chewing Behind Me

    My husband thinks it's funny to stand behind me crunching cereal when I'm at my computer. It's hard to explain to him why it makes me crazy.
    camdencountygirl camdencountygirl 41-45 Sep 15, 2012

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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 May 1

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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

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    Yuck

    My grandson was doing that the other night and it just gets on my nerves. I am always getting on to people to chew with their mouths closed. It is one of those noises that just get under my skin. 
    rondat rondat 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 20, 2012

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    Problem Is Getting Worse!

    Hi All,I am new to this group and encouraged to learn that such 'support' groups exist for someone like me: I cannot stand 'mouth' sounds: people chewing, swallowing, smacking their lips, basically any kind of mouth sounds.  I get extremely irritable and want to immediately...
    kshann kshann 31-35 2 Responses Feb 11, 2012

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    Disgusting

    I used to come to the dinner table wearing ear plugs.  I am now 51 and I am contemplating buying some ear plugs again.  I just can't handle the sound of people chewing.  My husband squishes his food in his mouth and jams his teeth together.  It is truly...
    ouch ouch 46-50, F Jan 6, 2008

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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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    Chips, Popcorn Or Smushy Nasal Chewing

    6/11/11   (original 6/2/11)   Other people eating crispy food raises my blood pressure and makes my heart beat faster.  I can’t control this.  I get flushed in the face and start to feel a rage response, pre-rage of course because I don't act on it.   I used to make this...
    badtime2011 badtime2011 41-45 1 Response May 15, 2011

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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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    A Whole Family of Chompers

    I think I hate it so much because when I was young I had a friend that lived across the street.  We were very good friends and would pretty much live at each other's houses.  When I would eat over at their house, their entire family chewed like cows.  None of them...
    myfavmartin myfavmartin 36-40, F Apr 3, 2008

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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 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

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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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    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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    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 75 Responses Aug 14, 2010

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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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    I Hate Chewing, Crunching And Gulping Sounds.

    Wow!  I have been bothered by this since I was a kid!  I didn't know there were other people who feel the same way I do.  I recall being on the school bus one day and the kid behind me was chewing gum very noisly.  I wanted to turn around and strangle him/her...
    jesuschic56 jesuschic56 46-50 6 Responses Aug 6, 2010

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