Music and Misophonia: A Video Illustration
|Curly enjoying the music, in "Idle Roomers, Part 2"|
CAUTION: The video in this post contains images of a weird, mean-looking wolf-man. If you are scared by images of a wolf-man, please do not watch this video.
CAUTION: In this video clip, a suitcase hits Moe on the head and a trombone hits Curly in the head. If you're concerned about seeing a man get hit in the head by a suitcase or a man hit on the face by a trombone, please do not watch this video.
This is a video clip that may serve to illustrate the misophonia response. Misophonia basically means intense dislike of sounds. Earlier, we posted a video clip where a person gets intensely affected by someone eating toasted chips in a lunchroom.
The Setup: in this video clip a wolf-man appears in the video. He is a wolf-man locked in a cage. Moments earlier, his owner explains that the Wolf-man is tame -- until he hears music. When he hears music, he goes crazy.
Notice that Curly enjoys the music. For him, it's fun. But the Wolf-man, in the same room with the music, becomes enraged by it. So much so, that he somehow breaks out of his locked jail cell box and proceeds to get rid of the music the only way he knows how. This is an example of what we might call misophonia -- an emotionally charged reaction to a certain sound or combination of sounds.
Later, in this clip, the wolf-man shows his alarming emotional reaction when he hears Curly playing. He gets very upset, as you can see here. This is an example of what we might call misophonia -- an emotionally charged reaction to a certain sound or combination of sounds.
The video clip is from The Three Stooges' short film, "Idle Roomers, Part 2". Moe, Larry, and Curly play a team of bellboys in a motel. The Three Stooges, of course, were a comic team who performed in many short (20-minute) video clips during World War II in the 1940s.
Sometimes people criticize "The Three Stooges" videos because they think they are too violent. For example, "Laurel and Hardy" videos were from the same era -- but they were not violent.
From what we understand from Dr. Marsha Johnson, AuD at the Oregon Tinnitus and Hyperacusis Treatment Center in Portland, Oregon -- misophonia differs from hyperacusis in that misophonia involves more of a heightened reaction -- more of an emotional response. We have learned related terms from Dr. Marsha Johnson, AuD in Oregon, and from Drs. Pawel Jastreboff and Margaret Jastreboff from Emory University in Georgia, and from Dr. Jonathan Hazel, FRCS. Drs. Jastreboff pioneered the use of TRT (Tinnitus Retraining Therapy) for tinnitus (a ringing in the ears) and also for hyperacusis (sound sensitivity).
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