Suffering with Misophonia?
The parts of our brain that process sounds are located just above our ears. You can see in this qEEG Brain Map that these brain areas are suffering from deregulation of the way sound is processed. This can cause Misophonia for many people and increase their sensitivity to sounds. This sound sensitivity can have major ripple effects that impact every area of your life, especially your relationships.
This brain pattern can be changed through incredible advancements in neuroscience and technology over the past 65 years. When the brain improve, symptoms go away.
Dr. Trish Leigh is a Board Certified Neurofeedback practitioner and has helped many people achieve their best brain functioning to live their best lives.
The first step is a Brain Map to see, measurably, which pattern(s) your brain is using. Then, once you know how your brain is performing, then you will know if you are a strong candidate for Neurofeedback training to improve the pattern and your life.
Are you or a loved one so bothered by other people’s bodily noises that you can’t be around them. This can really impact your quality of life and break your family apart.
A new article in the Journal of Current Biology shows just what is happening in the brain of a person with Misophonia, a sensitivity to sounds. I will tell you, “sensitivity to sound” is a major understatement. The study shows that the person’s brain actually goes into a “fight or flight” stress response as indicated by fMRI. This happens because negative emotions are linked to the noise that is bothersome.
What this would look like in a person’s qEEG Brain Map is an elevated beta brainwave brain pattern, much like anxiety would look like. Thus, strategies for reducing the symptoms of Misophonia are many of the same strategies for decreasing anxiety. Symptoms of Misophonia can be worse for the person when he or she is overall more stressed. Therefore, keeping stress levels down will help the cause.
Another case study article relates Misophonia to irregular patterns in the brain within the auditory processing areas that are in charge of neural processing of sound information. Therefore, Misophonia has been identified as an irregular brain pattern that can be regulated.
At Leigh Brain & Spine, Dr. Trish Leigh has had great success helping children and adults with Misophonia reduce and completely get rid of their noise sensitivities helping them get their relationships and lives back on track. Getting your Brain Map is the first step in solving the problem. Call Today.
Tips for Coping with Misophonia:
Many times the person will start by trying to cope better and then will move on to reducing the urges they have. Here are a few below to start with.
- Ear Plugs / Ear buds with music
- Noise Cancelling Headphones
- Eat away from others / “trigger” person or people
- Background noise in home – music
To alleviate the problem for good the dysregulated pattern needs to be gently guided into the better regulated one and sounds and noises will no longer bother you.