Misophonia: When Sounds of Eating drive you insane

Es gibt tatsächlich ein Krankheitsbild für Leute, die – grob gesagt – ausrasten, wenn Leute schmatzen.

For people with a condition that some scientists call misophonia, mealtime can be torture. The sounds of other people eating — chewing, chomping, slurping, gurgling — can send them into an instantaneous, blood-boiling rage. Or as Adah Siganoff put it, “rage, panic, fear, terror and anger, all mixed together.” […]

Many people can be driven to distraction by certain small sounds that do not seem to bother others — gum chewing, footsteps, humming. But sufferers of misophonia, a newly recognized condition that remains little studied and poorly understood, take the problem to a higher level.

When a Chomp or a Slurp Is a Trigger for Outrage