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
Engineering Lead at Caterpillar Digital Labs
Founder/Principal at Lab 1908, a startup studio in St. Paul.
Investor/advisor at a bunch of startups around Twin Cities and San Francisco.
Board member at Articulture
Recently moved to MN from San Francisco where I spent the last 15 years in the startup community there.