Press Release – The Wakeman Agency Named Public Relations Agency of Record for SENetwork

Agency and organization rejoin forces in awareness-raising efforts for misophonia and selective sound sensitivity syndrome

NEW YORK CITY, NY –  The Wakeman Agency today announced that it has signed an agreement to become the public relations agency of record for SENetwork (Sensation and Emotion Network), a national alliance of individual clinicians, academic researchers and families advocating research, education and support regarding misophonia.

The  Wakeman Agency will execute a public relations campaign to help build awareness of SENetwork and its advocacy efforts to create a broader understanding of misophonia.

Misophonia, also known as selective sound sensitivity syndrome, is a disorder estimated to affect up to 5-12 percent of Americans and is characterized by a constellation of negative emotions and reactions to specific sounds, or triggers. The SENetwork is led by Dr. Jennifer Brout, a clinical psychologist, misophonia sufferer, and mother of a child who, too, suffers from the disorder. The organization seeks to advance inquiry, investigation and research that will increase understanding, develop evidence-based treatments and strengthen multi-disciplinary collaboration within the field among psychologists, psychiatrists, audiologists, and other allied health, mental health and medical professionals.

“As interest in misophonia increases, as evidenced in part by networks of affected individuals and family members active on social media and in local grassroots efforts, we are gratified to again partner with the SENetwork,” said Vanessa Wakeman, CEO and founder of The Wakeman Agency. “As an Agency devoted to supporting companies and nonprofit organizations inspired by social change, we understand the intersection between health and well-being, and more empowered, viable communities.”

About The Wakeman Agency

The Wakeman Agency is an award-winning event management and public relations firm based in New York City, with locations in White Plains, NY and Silicon Valley, CA. Founded by Vanessa Wakeman in 2003, the agency has helped to implement events and media campaigns to build awareness and position a national roster of nonprofits, social entrepreneurs and socially responsible companies. Learn more at

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