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Do certain sounds drive you crazy? A little bit of annoyance is normal, but for some people, the annoyance is a problem.

The condition is called misophonia, literally "hatred of sound." It occurs when a common noise, like a person chewing loudly, creates anxiety or anger in someone who has it.

"I tend to see it with patients who have some post-traumatic stress, possibly obsessive compulsive disorder, anxiety, depression,” audiologist Dr. Erin Walborn said. “It usually manifests out of something bad that happened."

To find out more on misophonia, check out the video above.

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