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Misophonia - A Giving Smarter Guide

While some sounds can be annoying for most people, for a few, certain sounds like chewing, sniffling, or pen clicking can trigger an intense physical and emotional response. Those with this condition can experience increased heart rate, sweating, and activation of a stress or anger response. People describe feeling intense anxiety, rage, fear, or the desire to flee. These feelings may be so intense that it can be hard to spend time with family or go to school. 

This Center for Strategic Philanthropy Giving Smarter Guide, released in 2019, has encouraged philanthropic funding that targets research programs that cross multiple disciplines, require data sharing or collaboration, and asks funded researchers to contribute to the field through mentorship or other activities.