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Misophonia - Coping With a Hatred of Sounds

by Adeel Ahmad

Do the sounds of throat-clearing, coughing, eating fill you with intense rage?

Misophonia is a neurological condition where certain sounds trigger intense fight-or-flight feelings in the person affected.

It has finally been gaining acknowledgment in recent years in the media as sufferers are finding each other online and the community grows. See below for links to recent articles.

It can be particularly difficult for sufferers working in open-concept style offices that are popular in the tech community.

If you think you suffer from misophonia, join me for a safe, support group style session.

This session is obviously niche but if this description resonates, it will resonate strongly.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/06/health/06annoy.html http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/health/2012/05/17/do-you-have-misophonia/ http://www.cbsnews.com/news/misophonia-certain-noises-really-drive-people-nuts/ https://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/02/23/please-stop-making-that-noise/ http://time.com/4659308/misophonia-noisy-eating-science/ http://onlineathens.com/features/health/2017-03-05/drs-oz-roizen-overreaction-everyday-sounds-may-be-misophonia http://www.today.com/id/44438402/ns/today-today_health/t/when-annoying-sounds-spark-major-rage https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/03/health/sounds-people-hate.html

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Adeel Ahmad

Lead Engineer at Yard Club - Airbnb for heavy construction equipment

Founder of Shopseen - multichannel inventory management for retailers

Founder of Postcart - Instagram ecommerce

Just moved to MN from San Francisco where I spent the last 15 years in the startup community there.

Led engineering at social media marketing pioneer Context Optional, which was acquired by Adobe. Founded Shopseen and went through the 500 Startups accelerator and Plug and Play accelerator. Spun off Postcart from Shopseen to focus on social commerce. Also advise entrepreneurs and startups back in SF and around the country.


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