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Misophonia - Coping With a Hatred of Sounds 😡 🎧

by Adeel Ahmad

Does the sound of people eating chips, clearing their throat, chewing gum, coughing put you in a rage?

You might have misophonia: a neurological disorder that causes a strong, irrational rage when hearing certain sounds - like coughing, crunching, throat clearing, dripping water, chewing, snapping gum, or repetitive noises, such as pencil tapping. Treatment might involve therapy or lifestyle recommendations, such as using sound protection or creating "noise-free" zones within living spaces. This is relevant for the tech community because of the need for deep concentration, and the proliferation of "open workspaces".

I started with doing a tiny session at Minnebar in 2017 and it has grown steadily ever since as more people realize they have this condition.

In November 2019 I launched The Misophonia Podcast which has already broken into the top 100 charts for Mental Health in Apple Podcasts.

This session is very informal - you can just come and listen to learn, or share your experiences if you like.

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If you think you have misophonia - this session may change your life.

Some news articles on misophonia: NYT, NPR, Harvard, Psychology Today, Quartz

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Adeel Ahmad

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.

Twitter @_adeel // LinkedIn


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