No, I’m Not Crazy Thank you so much for your article on misophonia in the July issue. I thought I was just being crabby and irritable all these years. I have to leave the room when my husband eats tortilla chips. I cannot stand near anyone who is cracking gum or blowing bubbles. I ... Inbox
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No, I’m Not Crazy
The ASHA Leader, December 2018, Vol. 23, 7. doi:10.1044/leader.IN5.23122018.7
The ASHA Leader, December 2018, Vol. 23, 7. doi:10.1044/leader.IN5.23122018.7
Thank you so much for your article on misophonia in the July issue. I thought I was just being crabby and irritable all these years. I have to leave the room when my husband eats tortilla chips. I cannot stand near anyone who is cracking gum or blowing bubbles. I have stopped going to the movies because all my focus is drawn to the popcorn noises and the crinkling sounds of candy wrappers. At the gym and at church, all these little noises that no one else notices can make me notice nothing else.
No, I am not crazy! This is liberating. To think, if I weren’t a member of ASHA, I might have never discovered the answer. Thank you for bringing notice to these seemingly small and unknown disorders!
Nancy Spence, Madison, Alabama

Thanks for your letter. We’re glad the article has helped you see the legitimacy of your experience.

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