Links to articles about sensory impairments.
Anosmia (loss of smell)
Anosmia is the medical term for loss of smell. Find out about the causes, symptoms and treatments of anosmia.
Finding it hard to tell red from green, or blue from yellow, is colour blindness. In rare cases, a person can’t see colour at all. Learn more here.
Hearing tests can detect and measure the severity of hearing loss. Find out who needs a hearing test, types of hearing tests and how much they cost.
Cochlear implants are electronic devices that stimulate the hearing nerve to provide sounds directly to the brain. They are designed to improve hearing.
Amblyopia (lazy eye)
The early diagnosis and treatment of amblyopia (lazy eye) with glasses, contact lenses or eye patches can prevent long-term vision problems.
Guide dogs, also called seeing eye dogs, are animals trained to help people who are blind or visually impaired to travel safely.
Long-sightedness (hyperopia) is a common eye condition that causes close objects to appear blurred. Learn what causes long-sightedness and about the treatments.
Otosclerosis is an inherited condition that affects the middle ear and is a common cause of deafness. Find out about the 2 ways to treat otosclerosis.
Deafness is a complete loss of hearing. This page offers you information about living with deafness, the deaf community, sign language and more.