Well, I just heard this diagnosis on 20/20 tonight. Some people can't tolerate certain voices (even their parents'), certain sounds (any chewing noises, for example), etc. There is a connection to tinnitus, OCD, and anxiety disorders, all of which I have. I have a huge phobia around people squishing (my term) or cracking chewing gum. You know, chewing the cud, constant crack, crack, crack. I have left stores if someone is cracking their gum an aisle over, non-stop. On a plane? Everyone's cracking gum on a plane. I thought it was just me, or maybe I have issues with rude people. Like a pet peeve. I once spent a week in a training session seating next to a woman I was friendly with, but she cracked gum all damn day and I thought I was going to go insane sitting there. I probably missed half the instruction just trying to stay sane and not run out.
Anyone else? Or is it really just me?