Margaret M. Jastreboff, Ph.D. and Pawel J. Jastreboff, Ph.D., Sc.D, June 2001


“Misophonia and phonophobia can be defined as abnormally strong reactions of the autonomic and limbic systems resulting from enhanced connections between the auditory and limbic systems.

Importantly, misophonia and phonophobia do not involve a significant activation of the auditory system.

At the behavioral level, patients have a negative attitude to sound (misophonia), or are afraid of sound (phonophobia).”