Please Stop Making That Noise

Dr. Barron H. Lerner, for the NYTimes:

The range of responses to these noises is broad, from irritation to disgust to anger. Some sufferers even respond with verbal or physical aggression to those making the noises. One woman reported wanting to strangle her boyfriend in response to his chewing.

As someone with (self-diagnosed) misphonia, I couldn’t agree with this more. When I hear people eating, I can feel anything from dismay to rage — I can’t even stand the sound of myself eating.