the permanent or temporary loss of the sense of smell , one of the
traditional five senses (hence the choice of a UK anosmia group to name
itself Fifth Sense).
Temporary full or partial anosmia is typically illness
related, such as nasal congestion arising from a cold.
Permanent anosmia can arise from a variety of causes, including:
their close relationship in the brain (at the smell
and taste centre), people with anosmia often experience a
loss or reduction of taste.
or recreational drug use;
- exposure to
- age; and;
obstrucutions, whether growths or inserted.
The loss of the sense of smell is not formally recognized as a
disability in the traditional sense (to my knowledge), not being a
visible or obvious condition if un-declared.
The goal of this page, other than a place-holder for now, is as a point
of reference for an anosmia community: largely centred around Toronto, Ontario or Canada at large.While the Anosmia
Foundation of Canada was relatively recently disbanded, the
website remains online as a resource.
There are many information sources about anosmia online, and
this page is not meant to duplicate these resources.
last modified 2018-03-31