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I've read the article and I totally agree with number one on the list, the sound of someone puking. Makes me want to, well, puke.
The other sound that I really dislike is the sound of my own voice, over the phone or recorded. I hear that's common, though.
Here's the research [acoustics.salford.ac.uk]
#2 is the sound of whining. Which I'm doing now in text.
#3 is the scream of a loose engine pulley in a car, I know with five minutes of wrenching it will save someone the cost of an alternator, power steering pump, or an air conditioner compressor in three months (because I know they won't take the five minutes to fix it now.)
In certain environments country and western music will cause convulsions and loss of consciousness, but I believe this is related to #2 above.
As far as sound aversions I have none, but my favorite is my step-daughter's list. When she gets on my nerves (see whining above) all I need to do is find a piece of styrofoam and begin twisting it up, it drives her insane. She also has tactile aversions - the feel of velvet or terry cloth gives her the heebie-jeebies!
1) a motorcycle impacting the side of a car ranks high on my list
2) a grinding noise from my hard drive ( that might be a tad of worry )
3) the sound of metal giving way ( that might be worry also )
4) the sound of those high pitch mufflers, give me a 67 gto roar.
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As is your right ... it takes all types :)
I used to work with a guy who went off his head when anyone pulled pieces of cotton wool apart. I don't mean that he just did not like it. He used to run out of the room when anyone did it, he said it was the noise it made. What noise?
It wasn't just cotton wool. It also worked with anything like it such as dibre galss insulation and candy floss (Cotton candy to you Americans). We learned them all ... he he he!