College student Emma Riehl suffers from misophonia – literally, the hatred of sound
Her triggers include chomping, chewing, and sniffling
Condition is very rare and little understood
While a soup slurper or sandwich chomper be irritating to most, for 19-year-old Emma Riehl, everyday noises are unbearable.
She suffers from a rare disease known as misophonia, in which she simply cannot tolerate noises like chewing, swallowing, and breathing.
The neurological condition, which literally means ‘the hatred [...]