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Test for Misophonia

The following can also be found in the Misophonia Institute website: Do you have misophonia?

Misophonia is an emotional and physiological reaction to specific 'normal or soft' sounds

Check for similar condition first:

  1. I am upset by loud noises more than quiet/soft noises? Yes/No
  2. I am upset mostly by noises that won't stop, like traffic. Yes/No
  3. I am afraid (actually feel fear) of hearing certain noises or feel fear when thinking about the noise. Yes/No

Yes answers indicate conditions similar to but NOT misophonia:
  1. Indicates hyperacusis or sensory processing disorder (also known as sensory over-responsivity)
  2. Indicates a highly sensitive person. Things irritate you more than average
  3. Indicates phonophobia. In young children, this may indicate sensory processing disorder

Misophonia Assessment Questionnaire
Courtesy of the Misophonia Institute
This questionnaire is a self-assessment questionnaire and is helpful to initially assess how mild, moderate or severe your experience is

Rating scale:
  • 0 = not at all
  • 1 = a little of the time
  • 2 = a good deal of the time
  • 3 = almost all the time

Complete the questionnaire below and count up your 21 answers.
  • 0-11 (very mild, no treatment needed)
  • 12-24 = mild
  • 25-37 = moderate
  • 38-50 = severe
  • 51-63 = extreme

Once you have pressed SEND, you will receive a copy of your answers. Add them up to calculate the degree of severity: very mild, mild, moderate, severe or extreme (see the list prior to the start of the questionnaire above).

Debbie Featherstone MSc Psychotherapy & Tinnitus Management Specialist

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