I had no method what misophonia was until a coworker explained it to me. I was relaying to him a story about our time in Summer camp as a kid and how I would lose our mind at the many noses other campers would make at night while I’d try to fall asleep. Granted, insomnia is enough to give anyone frustration or rage, especially if it’s rampant and the triggers go unchecked… However, our reactions were more than that. My coworker said that people with misophonia have a strong emotional reaction to sounds that they find unpleasant, often being extreme, uncomfortable rage. Knuckle cracking, lip smacking, pen clicking, whistling, and finger drumming are all examples of sounds that used to drive me crazy before I started seeing a therapist over our potential misophonia. She told me that lots of people experience it, especially in response to environmental noises. Recently I had drastic symptoms when listening to a noisy a/c through the wall our kitchen shared with our garage. The ambient noise from the a/c cycling was so loud and discouraging to me that I had to find a new a/c that made a lot less noise. At the same time I wanted a device with a better SEER rating as well. Thankfully our Heating, Ventilation and A/C supplier was able to find me a good a/c with not only a superb SEER rating but also whisper quiet while cycling. It’s a phenomenal device and I never hear it when it runs, even if our kitchen is dead quiet with no other noises present.