Looking for professional resources? The Misophonia Association is pleased to share this provider directory.
Please note: there is currently no scientifically proven cure for misophonia. Research is ongoing and real progress is being made, but there is currently no diagnosis or treatment for misophonia.
There are, however, some tools and coping skills to help manage misophonia; approaches that reduce its perceived intensity, omnipresence, and burden. Below is a list of providers offering tools or coping skills for those with misophonia.
The Misophonia Association does not endorse or recommend any specific misophonia treatments or providers.
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Approach: Neurophysiological model of hearing loss and misophonia; modified behavioral therapy.
We offer many acoustic therapy systems practice such as Desyncra, Levo system, The Listening Program (TLP), as well as behavioral modification therapies. We offer teleaudiology to address tinnitus, hyperacusis, and misophonia.
Credentials: TRT, CH-TM
Approach: With over 30 years experience in the field of Audiology we have been specializing in the treatment of Misophonia, Tinnitus, Hyperacusis and Hearing Loss since 2006. Our approach for Misophonia is to complete an extensive diagnostic evaluation and Case History. We approach each case uniquely based on the patient’s individual needs. We encourage a combination of Sound Therapy and counseling to retrain negative reactions associated to triggers. We strongly believe in a collaborative approach with other medical providers to assure that the patient receives a clear diagnosis and treatment plan. Our focus is to change the quality of your life so that you can live your best life with Misophonia.
Credentials: Au.D., CCC-A, FAAA
I traveled from Nebraska to come here, in an attempt to find a solution for my Misophonia. Daily sounds prevented me from eating dinner with my family, working easily at a job, and caused me to isolate myself because of the physical and emotional pain that came as a result. This place gave me the only solution that's EVER helped and I can actually rejoin my life again! Being able to eat with my husband or things like that, are the irreplaceable moments of quality time that you take for granted, and I won't ever again. Thank you Colorado Tinnitus and Hearing Center, for changing my life.
I was distraught for my teenage daughter and her Misophonia. I researched and researched until I came across this place on the internet. There was hope finally. These wonderful people changed our lives by listening to us, and finally giving my daughter a diagnosis of Misophonia. My daughter now has little ear pieces that fit into her ear that play white noise so that my daughter can actually enjoy life again instead of worrying about her triggers. Her triggers were my husbands breathing, babies crying, and many other things. Dr. Patty was awesome and completely worked with us financially, emotionally, and gave us a ton of resources for Misophonia. I can NEVER repay these woman for changing our lives but most importantly for changing my daughters live, where she feels life is worth living again. Shout out to receptionist Amy for calming all my fears about a long drive to Denver and for helping me through this process. Thank you ladies again for changing our world.
APPROACH: Counseling with patient and family members. Provide options for sound therapy. I will also connect them with a psychologist if they do not already have one.
I see patients aged 5 years and older. I work with individuals who experience hearing loss, tinnitus, hyperacusis, misophonia and auditory processing disorders.
CREDENTIALS: Board Certified in Audiology (ABA)
APPROACH: Relaxation training and counterconditioning therapy
I usually provide this treatment by video-chat. I teach the patient about misophonia and exercises that allow them to develop the skill of relaxing on demand. With this skill, I then teach them what to do around misophonia triggers that will change their fundamental reflex responses of misophonia. This causes their misophonia severity to gradually decrease. In some cases, very positive activities are planned so that the response to the trigger can be "counterconditioned" and fade away. We regularly measure misoponia severity and plot the data so we can adjust the treatment as needed. For examples, see https://youtu.be/z_jaLCvZHYU
CREDENTIALS: BCBA, Board Certified Behavior Analyst
Recent data shows the treatment is beneficial for 70-80% of people and those that respond well to the treatment have an average of over 70% reduction in misophonia severity.
Here is a recent, unsolicited testimonial: "Tom has been a tremendously positive force for our family. One of my children suffered tremendously from misophonia. She found Tom online and from his writings immediately self-diagnosed with misophonia. We contacted Tom, who ran his own analysis and agreed that she did indeed suffer from misophonia. We embarked on treatment with Tom, and within weeks, she substantially improved. We looked forward to our sessions, as he is kind, gentle, encouraging, positive, and data-driven, which creates a perfect combination. I can't recommend Tom more highly. His work is truly life-changing." (mother of a 12-year-old daughter with misophonia)
APPROACH: Dr. Fox-Thomas uses an audiological approach to managing misophonia that includes a combination of counseling (including tenets of cognitive behavioral therapy), sound therapy, and biofeedback. She embraces a person-centered, holistic approach to patient care that recognizes each individual's unique needs and preferences.
TESTIMONIALS: Dr. Fox-Thomas has treated over 100 children and adults with misophonia since 2010. Anecdotal and survey results of her clinical work have been presented regionally and nationally and accepted for presentation at the 2nd International Misophonia Symposium. Although data collection is ongoing, preliminary findings of survey data indicate the majority of survey respondents (61%) reported their misophonia is “better.” They reported less awareness and disturbance of triggers.
Subjective comments included "emotional regulation has somewhat improved with regard to misophonia triggers” and “can take short sessions of triggers.” Scores on the Misophonia Assessment Questionnaire (MAQ) also improved for the majority of respondents. Nearly 80% of the patients who participated in the survey reported using sound therapy. Several patients reported the “breathing exercises” (biofeedback) were helpful. In response to the question, “What was most and/or least helpful about the services you received…?,” patients commonly referred to validation of their condition (e.g., "“Being able to talk to someone who validated what I was feeling was the most helpful thing. I no longer felt alone.”
CREDENTIALS: State-licensed Audiologist (NC, VA, and SC); Certified by the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (CCC-A), Fellow of American Academy of Audiology (FAAA), Certified Healthcoach (CHC), Certified HeartMath Practitioner; Certified Integrated Listening Systems (iLs) practitioner including the Safe and Sound Protocol (SSP)
UNC Greensboro Speech and Hearing Center offers both online consultations and in-person evaluations as well as follow ups via telecare as needed. Telepractice laws usually require licensure in the state where the patient is located. At present, Dr. Fox-Thomas is licensed in North Carolina, Virginia, and South Carolina.