When Sounds Cause Child’s Brain to Rage: Understanding Misophonia Triggers

It’s dinner time. You prepare for battle. You put the spaghetti down and find yourself tensing up. It doesn’t take long. One slurp. One fork scraping teeth. The screaming begins. The doors get slammed. Dinner is over. This happens every night. But, it’s not just dinner. There are many other sounds that cause your child to rage out of control. Misophonia has been destroying the peace in your house. Misophonia triggers are everywhere.

Your child is raging. You look around to see what sound could have triggered him this time. Misophonia triggers can be many things. Learn what they are.

Misophonia triggers aren’t about noises being perceived as too loud (hyperacusis), it is about pattern-based noises triggering the limbic system, causing suffers to instantly feel rage, disgust and anxiety when exposed to certain noises.


So what does that mean for you and for your child? It means patterned noises like tapping, chewing, clicking (common misophonia triggers) can turn a switch on in your child’s brain causing them to feel instant rage, disgust or anxiety.


It isn’t pretty and it isn’t fun. Let me teach you what Misophonia is and how to help a child who struggles with it. Not only do I treat Misophonia in my practice, I suffer silently with it as well…

Summary of Podcast:

Does your child rage when they hear certain sounds? Learn what Misophonia is and how to help a child with it.


In this episode you will learn:

What Misophonia is and how it impacts a child’s behavior
The Difference between Misophonia and Hyperacusis – a condition seen with Sensory issues.
How to help a child with Misophonia and keep the peace in your home

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Misophonia Resources:

Does your child get angry at the sounds of other people eating. Do they go ballistic at the sounds of slurping, chomping and chewing? They might suffer from Misophonia.