Welcome to the Sense Haven website, a refuge for sensitive senses caused by misophonia...
Imagine what it would feel like if every few minutes someone near you scraped their fingernails down a chalkboard. It doesn't matter if you are at home, work, school, the supermarket, or even at a restaurant. How long would you be able to tolerate the screeching before you either run away or try to make the person stop by any means possible?
Now imagine something as innocuous as a person whistling, tapping their fingers on a table, or drinking a glass of water creates that same uncomfortable feeling in you. What if it's not just sounds but even visual stimuli like someone bouncing their leg in anticipation?
Misophonia, also known as 4S (Selective Sound Sensitivity Syndrome), is a medical condition where sounds, visuals, and other day-to-day sensations create that same stressful aggrevation to sufferers. Misophonia literally translates to “hatred of sound,” but for some sufferers like me, the affects of this syndrome can extend beyond the auditory to the other senses. The discomfort with which people with misophonia suffer on a daily basis is not only extremely frustrating but life-altering, especially when sufferers take great lengths to avoid exposure to triggers.
I've suffered with Misophonia for nearly thirty years, long before I even knew it was a medical condition. There is no cure or even a consensus for how to treat it; however, I am very excited to be embarking on the first step of a journey to try to find relief from this frustrating condition. If you would like to follow my journey, please visit my blog on this website.
Please note: This website was created to help promote awareness and understanding about misophonia. If you would like to share information to add to the site, submit ideas through the "Contact Us" page.