Shaylynn Hayes is a writer, graphic/webdesigner, and student. For her first few years of University Shaylynn studied English Lit, Irish Studies, and Political Science (St. Thomas, Fredericton). However, Shaylynn has now changed her major to Psychology with a double-major in Political Science. Misophonia has created both trials and tribulations. It is due to Misophonia that she ended up switching schools, but it is also the reason she has been able to focus her voice and try to help others that struggle with the disorder. A year ago Shaylynn formed MisophoniaAwareness.org and continues to update the site when new and more current information is available. However, this has become a secondary project to an even wider, more international initiative. Alongside Dr. Jennifer Brout, Shaylynn runs the News site and Magazine, Misophonia International. The site focuses on Research, Coping, and Awareness for the disorder. Shaylynn has also been actively involved in the web management and development of Dr. Brout's research page, Misophonia-Research.com. What used to be a life-ruining disorder has become an interesting and defining adventure that has proven that the things that are "ruining our life" may very well be creating a new, interesting life in the place of the old.