Resources for Researchers

This page contains multiple resources for researchers, including online tests for misophonia in chlidren, and a detailed bibliography of all science papers on the topic, dating back to 2001 when misophonia was first named. We also point researchers to our FAQ page. Our online tests are part of our Misophonia Toolkit, described below.

The Misophonia Hub Testing Toolkit
The Toolkit is a set of questionnaires and measures for misophonia, to assess:

  • Misophonia in adults, with a full questionnaire or screener
  • Misophonia in adolescents with a written questionnaire
  • Misophonia in children with a pictorial questionaire


Research Collaborations
The Misophonia Hub has been developed by the University of Sussex, funded by the Misophonia Research Fund. You can find out more about our team here, as well as our contact details for potential collaborations. 


Misophonia Bibliography
References with “misophonia” in title, keywords, or abstract, published in English between 2001- 2020. (Also included are seminal papers of Jastreboff & Jastreboff (2001;2002;20) where misophonia features prominently.)

Aazh, H., Landgrebe, M., Danesh, A.A., Moore, B.C.J. (2019). Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Alleviating the Distress Caused by Tinnitus, Hyperacusis and Misophonia: Current Perspectives. Psychol. Res. Behav. Manag. 12, 991–1002. doi: 10.2147/PRBM.S179138.

Baguley, D.M., Cope, T.E., McFerran, D. (2016). "Functional Auditory Disorders", in Handbook of Clinical Neurology, ed. Hallet, M., Stone, J., Carson, A. (Amsterdam, Netherlands: Elsevier), 367–378.

Barratt, E.L., and Davis, N.J. (2015). Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response (ASMR): A Flow-Like Mental State. PeerJ. 3:e851. doi:10.7717/peerj.851.

Bernstein, R.E., Angell, K.L., Dehle, C.M. (2013). A Brief Course of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for the Treatment of Misophonia: A Case Example. Cogn. Behav. Ther. 6:e10. doi: 10.1017/S1754470X13000172.

Brout, J.J., Edelstein, M., Erfanian, M., Mannino, M., Miller, L.J., Rouw, R., Kumar, S., Rosenthal, M.Z. (2018). Investigating Misophonia: A Review of the Empirical Literature, Clinical Implications, and a Research Agenda. Front. Neurosci. 12:36. doi: 10.3389/fnins.2018.00036.

Bruxner, G. (2016). 'Mastication Rage': A Review of Misophonia - An Under-Recognized Symptom of Psychiatric Relevance? Australas Psychiatry. 24:2, 195-197.  doi: 10.1177/1039856215613010.

Cassiello-Robbins, C., Anand, D., McMahon, K., Guetta, R., Trumbull, J., Kelley, L., Rosenthal, M.Z. (2020). The Mediating Role of Emotion Regulation Within the Relationship Between Neuroticism and Misophonia: A Preliminary Investigation. Front. Psychiatry. 11:847. doi: 10.3389/fpsyt.2020.00847.

Cavanna, A.E. (2014). What Is Misophonia and How Can We Treat It? Expert Rev. Neurother. 14:4, 357–359. doi: 10.1586/14737175.2014.892418.

Cavanna, A.E., and Seri, S. (2015). Misophonia: Current Perspectives. Neuropsychiatr. Dis. Treat. 11, 2117-2123. doi: 10.2147/NDT.S81438.

Cusack, S.E., Cash, T.V., Vrana, S.R. (2018). An Examination of the Relationship Between Misophonia, Anxiety Sensitivity, and Obsessive-Compulsive Symptoms. J. Obsessive-Compuls. Relat. Disord. 18, 67–72. doi: 10.1016/j.jocrd.2018.06.004.

Danesh, A., and Aazh, H. (2020). Misophonia: A Neurologic, Psychologic, and Audiologic Complex. Hear. J. 73, 20-23. doi: 10.1097/01.HJ.0000657984.74790.d5.

Daniels, E.C., Rodriguez, A., Zabelina, D.L. (2020). Severity of Misophonia Symptoms is Associated with Worse Cognitive Control When Exposed to Misophonia Trigger Sounds. PLOS ONE. 15(1): e0227118. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0227118.

Dozier, T.H., Lopez, M., Pearson, C. (2017). Proposed Diagnostic Criteria for Misophonia: A Multisensory Conditioned Aversive Reflex Disorder. Front. Psychol. 8:1975. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2017.01975.

Dozier, T.H., and Morrison, K.L. (2017). Phenomenology of Misophonia: Initial Physical and Emotional Responses. Am. J. Psychol. 130:4, 431-438.

Edelstein, M., Brang, D., Rouw, R., Ramachandran, V.S. (2013). Misophonia: Physiological Investigations and Case Descriptions. Front. Hum. Neurosci. 7:296.  doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2013.00296.

Eijsker, N., Schröder, A., Smit, D.J.A., van Wingen, G., Denys, D. (2019). Neural Basis of Response Bias on the Stop Signal Task in Misophonia. Front. Psychiatry 10:765. doi: 10.3389/fpsyt.2019.00765.

Erfanian, M., Kartsonaki, C., Keshavarz, A. (2019). Misophonia and Comorbid Psychiatric Symptoms: A Preliminary Study of Clinical Findings. Nord. J. Psychiatry. 73, 219–228. doi: 10.1080/08039488.2019.1609086.

Frank, B., & McKay, D. (2019). The Suitability of an Inhibitory Learning Approach in Exposure When Habituation Fails: A Clinical Application to Misophonia. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 26, 130–142.

Frank, B., Roszyk, M., Hurley, L., Drejaj, L., McKay, D. (2020). Inattention in Misophonia: Difficulties Achieving and Maintaining Alertness. J. Clin. Exp. Neuropsychol. 42:1, 66–75. doi: 10.1080/13803395.2019.1666801.

Hansen, H., A., Leber, A., B., Saygin, Z.M. (2020). What Sound Sources Trigger Misophonia? Not Just Chewing and Breathing. PsyXriv [Preprint].

Jager, I., de Koning, P., Bost, T., Denys, D., Vulink, N. (2020). Misophonia: Phenomenology, comorbidity and demographics in a large sample. PLOS ONE 15: e0231390. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0231390.

Jager IJ, Vulink NCC, Bergfeld IO, van Loon AJJM, Denys DAJP. (2020 Epub). Cognitive behavioral therapy for misophonia: A randomized clinical trial. Depress Anxiety. 2020 Dec 18. doi: 10.1002/da.23127. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33336858.

Janik McErlean, A.B., and Banissy, M.J. (2018). Increased Misophonia in Self-Reported Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response. PeerJ. 6:e5351. doi: 10.7717/peerj.5351.

Jastreboff, M.M., and Jastreboff, P.J. (2001). Hyperacusis. Audiology Online. [Accessed July 28, 2020].

Jastreboff, M.M., and Jastreboff, P.J. (2002). Decreased Sound Tolerance and Tinnitus Retraining Therapy (TRT). Aust. N. Z. J. Audiol. 24, 74–84. doi: 10.1375/audi.

Jastreboff, P.J., and Jastreboff, M.M. (2006). Tinnitus Retraining Therapy: A Different View on Tinnitus. ORL. 68, 23–30. doi: 10.1159/000090487.

Jastreboff, P.J., and Jastreboff, M.M. (2013). Using TRT to Treat Hyperacusis, Misophonia and Phonophobia. ENT Audiol. News. 21:6, 88-90.

Jastreboff, P.J, and Jastreboff, M.M. (2014). Treatments for Decreased Sound Tolerance (Hyperacusis and Misophonia). Semin. Hear. 35, 105–120. doi: 10.1055/s-0034-1372527.

Jastreboff, P.J., and Jastreboff, M.M. (2015). "Decreased Sound Tolerance: Hyperacusis, Misophonia, Diplacousis, and Polyacousis," in Handbook of Clinical Neurology, The Human Auditory System, ed. Celesia, G.G., and Hickok, G.  (Amsterdam, Netherlands: Elsevier), 375-387.

Jastreboff, P.J., and Jastreboff, M.M. (2016). "Tinnitus and Decreased Sound Tolerance," in Ballenger’s Otolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery, ed. Wackym, P.A., and Snow, J.B. (Shelton, CT: People's Medical Publishing House), 391-404.

Johnson, P.L., Webber, T.A., Wu, M.S., Lewin, A.B., Murphy, T.K., Storch, E.A. (2013). When Selective Audiovisual Stimuli Become Unbearable: A Case Series on Pediatric Misophonia. Neuropsychiatry. 3, 569–575. doi:10.2217/npy.13.70.

Kamody, R.C., and Del Conte, G.S. (2017). Using Dialectical Behavior Therapy to Treat Misophonia in Adolescence. Prim. Care Companion CNS Disord. 19. doi: 10.4088/PCC.17l02105.

Kluckow, H., Telfer, J., Abraham, S. (2014). Should We Screen for Misophonia in Patients with Eating Disorders? A Report of Three Cases. Int. J. Eat. Disord. 47, 558–561. doi: 10.1002/eat.22245.

Kumar, S., Hancock, O., Cope, T., Sedley, W., Winston, J., Griffiths, T.D. (2014). Misophonia: A Disorder of Emotion Processing of Sounds. J. Neurol. Neurosurg. Psychiatry 85, e3–e3. doi: 10.1136/jnnp-2014-308883.38.

Kumar, S., Tansley-Hancock, O., Sedley, W., Winston, J.S., Callaghan, M.F., Allen, M., Cope, T.E., Gander, P.E., Bamiou, D.-E., Griffiths, T.D. (2017). The Brain Basis for Misophonia. Curr. Biol. 27, 527–533. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2016.12.048.

Kumar, S., and Griffiths, T.D. (2017). Response: Commentary: The Brain Basis for Misophonia. Front. Behav. Neurosci. 11:127. doi: 10.3389/fnbeh.2017.00127.

McGuire, J.F., Wu, M.S., Storch, E.A. (2015). Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for 2 Youths with Misophonia. J. Clin. Psychiatry 76, 573–574. doi: 10.4088/JCP.14cr09343.

McKay, D., and Acevedo, B.P. (2020). "Clinical Characteristics of Misophonia and its Relation to Sensory Processing Sensitivity: A Critical Analysis," in The Highly Sensitive Brain. ed. B. Acevedo. (Amsterdam, Netherlands: Elsevier), 165–185. doi: 10.1016/B978-0-12-818251-2.00007-2.

McKay, D., Kim, S.-K., Mancusi, L., Storch, E.A., Spankovich, C. (2018). Profile Analysis of Psychological Symptoms Associated with Misophonia: A Community Sample. Behav. Ther. 49, 286–294. doi: 10.1016/j.beth.2017.07.002.

Meltzer, J., and Herzfeld, M. (2014). Tinnitus, Hyperacusis, and Misophonia Toolbox. Semin. Hear. 35, 121–130. doi: 10.1055/s-0034-1372528.

Møller, A.R. (2011). "Misophonia, Phonophobia, and “Exploding Head” Syndrome," in Textbook of Tinnitus, ed. Møller, A.R., Langguth, B., De Ridder, D., Kleinjung, T. (New York, New York: Springer), 25–27. doi: 10.1007/978-1-60761-145-5_4.

Natalini, E., Dimaggio, G., Varakliotis, T., Fioretti, A., Eibenstein, A. (2020). Misophonia, Maladaptive Schemas and Personality Disorders: A Report of Three Cases. J. Contemp. Psychother. 50, 29–35. doi: 10.1007/s10879-019-09438-3.

Naylor, J., Caimino, C., Scutt, P., Hoare, D.J., Baguley, D.M. (2020). The Prevalence and Severity of Misophonia in a UK Undergraduate Medical Student Population and Validation of the Amsterdam Misophonia Scale. Psychiatr. Q. doi: 10.1007/s11126-020-09825-3.

Neal, M., and Cavanna, A.E. (2013). Selective Sound Sensitivity Syndrome (Misophonia) in a Patient with Tourette Syndrome. J. Neuropsychiatry Clin. Neurosci. 25, E01. doi: 10.1176/appi.neuropsych.11100235.

Palumbo, D.B., Alsalman, O., De Ridder, D., Song, J.-J., Vanneste, S. (2018). Misophonia and Potential Underlying Mechanisms: A Perspective. Front. Psychol. 9:953. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2018.00953.

Potgieter, I., MacDonald, C., Partridge, L., Cima, R., Sheldrake, J., Hoare, D.J. (2019). Misophonia: A Scoping Review of Research. J. Clin. Psychol. 75, 1203–1218. doi: 10.1002/jclp.22771.

Quek, T., Ho, C., Choo, C., Nguyen, L., Tran, B., Ho, R. (2018). Misophonia in Singaporean Psychiatric Patients: A Cross-Sectional Study. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public. Health 15:1410. doi:

Rouw, R., and Erfanian, M. (2018). A Large-Scale Study of Misophonia. J. Clin. Psychol. 74, 453–479. doi: 10.1002/jclp.22500.

Sanchez, T.G., da Silva, F.E. (2018). Familial Misophonia or Selective Sound Sensitivity Syndrome: Evidence for Autosomal Dominant Inheritance? Braz. J. Otorhinolaryngol. 84, 553–559.

Schneider, R.L., and Arch, J.J. (2015). Potential Treatment Targets for Misophonia. Gen. Hosp. Psychiatry. 37, 370–371. doi: 10.1016/j.genhosppsych.2015.03.020.

Schröder, A., Vulink, N., Denys, D. (2013). Misophonia: Diagnostic Criteria for a New Psychiatric Disorder. PLOS ONE 8:e54706. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0054706.

Schröder, A., van Diepen, R., Mazaheri, A., Petropoulos-Petalas, D., Soto de Amesti, V., Vulink, N., Denys, D.  (2014). Diminished N1 Auditory Evoked Potentials to Oddball Stimuli in Misophonia Patients. Front. Behav. Neurosci. 8. doi: 10.3389/fnbeh.2014.00123.

Schröder, A., van Wingen, G., Vulink, N.C., Denys, D. (2017a). Commentary: The Brain Basis for Misophonia. Front. Behav. Neurosci. 11: 111. doi: 10.3389/fnbeh.2017.00111.

Schröder, A.E, Vulink, N.C., van Loon, A.J., Denys, D.A. (2017b). Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is Effective in Misophonia: An Open Trial. J. Affect. Disord. 217, 289–294. doi: 10.1016/j.jad.2017.04.017.

Schröder, A, van Wingen, G., Eijsker, N., San Giorgi, R., Vulink, N.C., Turbyne, C., Denys, D. (2019). Misophonia is Associated with Altered Brain Activity in the Auditory Cortex and Salience Network. Sci. Rep. 9: 7542. doi: 10.1038/s41598-019-44084-8.

Schwartz, P., Leyendecker, J; Conlon, M. (2011). Hyperacusis and Misophonia: The Lesser Known Siblings of Tinnitus. Minnesota Medicine.

Siepsiak, M., and Dragan, W. (2019). Misophonia –A Review of Research Results and Theoretical Conceptions. Psychiatr. Pol. 53, 447–458. doi: 10.12740/PP/92023.

Siepsiak, M., Śliwerski, A., Łukasz Dragan, W. (2020a). Development and Psychometric Properties of MisoQuest—A New Self-Report Questionnaire for Misophonia. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public. Health. 17: 1797. doi: 10.3390/ijerph17051797.

Siepsiak, M., Sobczak, A.M., Bohaterewicz, B., Cichocki, Ł., Dragan, W.Ł., (2020b). Prevalence of Misophonia and Correlates of Its Symptoms among Inpatients with Depression. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public. Health. 17: 5464.

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Tunç, S., and Başbuğ, H.S. (2017). An Extreme Physical Reaction in Misophonia: Stop Smacking Your Mouth! Psychiatry Clin. Psychopharmacol. 27, 416–418. doi: 10.1080/24750573.2017.1354656.

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Wu, M.S., Lewin, A.B., Murphy, T.K., Storch, E.A. (2014). Misophonia: Incidence, Phenomenology, and Clinical Correlates in an Undergraduate Student Sample. J. Clin. Psychol. 70, 994–1007. doi: 10.1002/jclp.22098.

Wu, M.S., and Banneyer, K.N., 2020. “Chew on This: Considering Misophonia and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder,” in Advanced Casebook of Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders, ed. Storch, E.A., McKay, D., Abramoqitz, J.S. (Amsterdam, Netherlands: Elsevier), 1–19. doi: 10.1016/B978-0-12-816563-8.00001-2.

Zhou, X., Wu, M.S., Storch, E.A. (2017). Misophonia Symptoms Among Chinese University Students: Incidence, Associated Impairment, and Clinical Correlates. J. Obsessive-Compuls. Relat. Disord. 14, 7–12. doi: 10.1016/j.jocrd.2017.05.001.