Although the current consensus is that misophonia has no known cure, that hasn’t kept people from trying to stop the disorder in its tracks or from trying to find a way to develop coping strategies for those with the condition. As a person with misophonia, I applaud this effort — and now a new website has launched to help people like me find a medical provider in their area.
The site, titled “Misophonia 4s Provider Network USA,” allows those living in the United States to give their contact information to professionals who can help with the symptoms of misophonia. I’ve taken a screen shot of the contact form, where I was asked to provide my first and last name, address, phone number and email. I’ve offered myself up as a guinea pig and submitted my information through the website. I’ll report back on how it turns out. I think somebody from my region will contact me soon about resources in my area.
According to the site, which was launched this summer, it offers “seven regional centers in the USA that specialize in assessing and managing those who suffer from misophonia/4S symptoms. All ages accepted. Sorry, USA only for now.”
If you don’t want to enter your contact information, there is a page on the website that simply lists the regional offices. Some of the professionals are audiologoists, experts specializing in tinnitus (a condition similar to misophonia), as well as ear, nose and throat doctors.
The creators of the site acknowledge recent national news coverage about misophonia and add that there are steps one can take to get a better handle on their misophonia. As someone who has never received help for this often infuriating disorder, I think finally seeking help will be the next step in my journey. Stay tuned.