Imagine life without smell
Anosmia is the clinical term that describes the loss of smell.We humans love to communicate, and smell is a surprisingly huge factor in fostering human connection. Imagine not being able to smell your own children, smoke from a fire, or your grandmother’s apple pie. While it’s not something we think about often, our sense of smell is directly related to how we experience and interact with the world around us. The loss of smell can greatly diminish our quality of life.
Did You Know
Anosmia is considered an invisible disability.
725 people with smell loss surveyed in Keller & Malaspina, 2013.
Not all were completely anosmic.
how anosmia affects
the most common causes of anosmia
Nasal Sinus Disease
Prior Upper Respiratory Infections
Inborn or acquired in early infancy
of people age 80+ report some smell loss
Other causes include Alzheimer's and Parkinson's Diseases
for as many as 10-24% of people, the cause for their smell loss cannot be determined.