Misophonia Test – Do You Have It?

There is no official Misophonia test. However, this check-list may be helpful in self-diagnosis.

misophonia testCurrently there is no formal diagnostic criteria for Misophonia. This means that there is no way to truly test whether or not a person has the disorder. Symptoms vary from person to person. This does not mean that you cannot tell if you have the disorder. Many sufferers have come together in communities based upon their similar experiences.

It is important first to note that current tests and scales for misophonia are not necessarily ratified by extensive science. Because of this, you should be cautious if you are presented with a misophonia test. As there is no official classification for misophonia, diagnosis is complicated for professionals. Though these scales are not necessarily perfect, professionals may use them to help decipher if their patient is struggling with misophonia.

If you suffer from several of the following you may in-fact, be suffering from sound sensitivity or audial over-responsivity.  The checklist below may be helpful in determining whether or not you have sound sensitivities, however, if you are here, then chances are you already know the answer is, “yes”. It’s not in your head and you are not alone.

While we do not have a misophonia test, the following checklist may be beneficial to understand whether or not you may have the disorder. If you are interested in what triggers are common in misophonia, you can read our list of triggers. This list is not exhaustive.

Take the quiz and find out if you may have misophonia. Please note that this is an unofficial test.

If faced with a sound that bothers you, how do you react?

How do you react to whistling?

Does the decibel of sound change your reaction?

How do you react to gum chewing?

Have you changed your lifestyle to avoid sounds?

Other Sensations sufferers may have

  • Normal every day sounds cause a reaction of panic, anger, frustration, or irritation
  • Certain textures are hard for you to touch without feeling “strange”
  • Normal every day visuals cause a reaction of panic, anger, frustration, or irritation
  • Increased anxiety when faced with a “trigger” situation
  • Feeling “out of place”
  • Some scents are overwhelming such as “scent allergies”

If you believe that you have misophonia you can read coping tips, view misophonia treatment options, or try the sensory diet listed above.

 

Comments on Misophonia Test – Do You Have It?

  • Katie

    I have it, and I’m actually an incredibly picky eater as well! Both because of texture (things like onions and nuts) and taste (really not good with spicy and very picky generally). I’ve thought that might be related as it is to do with other senses.

    • http://www.misophoniainternational.com Admin

      It’s a strange and wacky disorder, that’s for sure. I’m glad you’ve found us Katie. Let me know if you have any questions about the research or coping tips! Much love!

  • Guest

    Very interesting to read about the visual and scent cues as well. I have known about the auditory aspect of misophonia for a while now, but there are also some visuals that bother me and I’m very sensitive to cologne and perfume. This problem is infuriating to have in the workplace where I sometimes cannot get away from the stimulus. I’ve asked a coworker to stop whistling, which luckily went over alright, but that same coworker chomps on tortilla chips and cracks his gum everyday. In addition my coworker and friend reads aloud to herself under her breath all day long, using her voice, and is barely audible. I asked her to stop once and she didn’t speak to me for 3 weeks! Now she’s forgotten all about it and I don’t want to bring it up again.