Donate To Duke

The following studies are currently being conducted at Duke for Misophonia:

Are donations to the Misophonia Sensory and Emotion Program tax deductible?

Yes, gifts made directly to Duke are tax deductible, as Duke University has 501c3 non-profit status. We provide tax receipts for all gifts made by US residents. If the gift is made online, an emailed tax receipt is automatically generated at the time the gift is made. If the gift is sent via check, a paper receipt is generated the day after the check is processed and sent via mail.

Online giving link for the misophonia fund at Duke:


Can I donate via check and mail?

Yes! Please follow the following instructions to mail your donation to Duke.

  1. Check is made out to “Duke University”
  2. On the memo line write “Misophonia 391-0412”
  3. Mail the check to the following:

Duke University

Department of Psychiatry

Attn: Sandra Williams

DUMC –Box 3071

Durham NC  27710


Are non-US Residents eligible for tax receipts?

As to the question about Canadian and European donors, there is some information available here that you might find helpful: I know we have donors around the world who support Duke, but I’d recommend international individuals check with their financial advisor about the specific regulations that apply to their residency status. They can also contact me with specific questions, and I will investigate.



If you are a UK taxpayer—even if you also pay taxes in the US—you may be able to significantly increase the value of your gift. Find out how the Duke UK Trust Limited can make your donation worth more.



Through Transnational Giving Europe (TGE), donors in participating countries can direct gifts to Duke University through Duke’s UK-registered charity, Duke U.K. Trust Limited (Duke UK Trust). More information on TGE is available here.


Donors can also contact me (Morgan Pope) directly by phone or email to discuss individual questions (919-385-3121 or

Information on the official misophonia program at duke can be found at


Donate to Misophonia Research @ Duke Here

The International Misophonia Research Network (IMRN)

Misophonia is a relatively new term, but we are not starting from scratch.

“Misophonia” is a relatively new term. However, “auditory over-responsivity,”  and  “auditory sensitivities” have been studied for decades. In fact,  the different ways in which the brain (or the nervous system) reacts to sounds  have been studied in neuroscience for half a century.

What does science tell us so far?

Misophonia appears to be a neurologically based disorder in which certain auditory stimuli are misinterpreted as dangerous. Individuals with misophonia are set off, or “triggered” by repetitive, patterned-based sounds, such as chewing, coughing, pencil tapping, sneezing, etc. Some individuals with misophonia also describe visual triggers.These stimuli, or triggers, cause severe physiological and emotional stress. If you want to fight stress read more about this drug that will help you control it.

Sounds (and sights) that other people may not even notice can make a person with misophonia feel bombarded by stimuli and can even propel them into the “fight/flight” response

The IMRN consists of sufferers and doctors working together to support science that leads to treatment and better practice standards for misophonia. The IMRN  facilitates research through crowd sourcing and other funding strategies. We are in the trenches with you and together we will make the research happen. We do not accept any donations ourselves, we fundraise for researchers we choose.