Add Sound to Your Environment and Ears
We find that the misophonic trigger response is more intense when the trigger sound is the only noise. We have all heard the saying, “It’s so quiet you can hear a pin drop.” When it’s quiet, your auditory system essentially turns up the input sensitivity setting, making sounds seem louder. So a soft trigger will be perceived as louder, and the louder or stronger a trigger is, the stronger the misophonic reflex response.
Also, when it’s quiet, a sound stands out more. They are easier to pick out because there are no other sounds competing with them.
Finally, the offending sound has higher fidelity or clarity. If there are other sounds, then the sounds are mixed together, and the clarity of the trigger sound is reduced. Reducing the clarity of the trigger can prevent the misophonic response or can minimize the response.