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Studies Currently Enrolling at Our Center

Misophonia Phenotyping Study

Do you belong to one of these groups?

  • Extraordinarily bothered by certain sounds such as chewing, finger-tapping, etc.
  • Tend to feel very anxious a lot of the time.
  • Generally upbeat with no mental health problems.

We are looking for participants between 18 to 65 years old for our study on Misophonia, a condition in which people are extraordinarily bothered by certain kinds of sounds such as people eating or repetitive tapping.

IRB# Pro00102579

Please note that we have removed the link to our sign-up for this study due to the large amount of interest in this study. We are trying to make sure that we get to all the people who have expressed interest.  Thank you all for your enthusiasm in research!

Additional Ongoing or Planned Studies

To read about additional ongoing or planned Misophonia research studies, visit Misophonia Studies.

Additionally, if you would like to be added to our growing list of people who are interested in hearing more about our program as well as future studies, please email us.

Studies Currently Enrolling at Collaborating Sites Outside Duke

A Study on the Impact of Sound Sensitivity on Youth and Families
Baylor College of Medicine (Houston, TX)

Note: This study is open to families located anywhere in the U.S., not just in TX.

Is your child between the age of 5 and 20? Does your child get very upset when hearing certain normal, everyday sounds, like chewing, breathing, tapping, or other noises? If so, you may be eligible to participate in a study looking at misophonia, or severe sound sensitivity, among children, teenagers, and young adults aged 5-20.

Eligible participants will complete a 90-minute visit with an interview and online questionnaires. They will then will be sent monthly 5-10 minute surveys to fill out for six months. Participants are asked to complete a 30-to-60-minute online questionnaire again six months after the start of the study. Participants will be compensated up to $110 ($55 parent and $55 child) for participation. This study is being conducted by Dr. Andrew Guzick at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX. For more information, please contact the study coordinator, Catherine Rast, at (713) 798-1916 or email

IRB# H-51550