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Sensory impairments

Links to articles about sensory impairments.

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Anosmia (loss of smell)

Anosmia is the medical term for loss of smell. It is often age-related. Find out more about the causes, diagnosis and complications of anosmia.

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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.

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Deafness

Deafness is a complete loss of hearing. This page offers you information about living with deafness, the deaf community, sign language and more.

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Guide dogs

Guide dogs, also called seeing eye dogs, are animals trained to help people who are blind or visually impaired to travel safely.

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How to make a phone call when you're deaf or can't speak

One in 6 Australians has some hearing loss, while others have a speech impairment. The National Relay Service allows all people to communicate by phone.

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Cochlear implant

Cochlear implants are electronic devices that stimulate the hearing nerve to provide sounds directly to the brain. They are are designed to recognise signals as sound, which in turn help understand speech.

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Otosclerosis

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.

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Hearing test

Hearing tests can detect and measure the severity of hearing loss. Find out who needs a hearing test, what types of hearing tests can be done and how to get a hearing test.

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Tinnitus

If you have ringing or other strange noises in your ears, you may have tinnitus. Read more about the symptoms, causes and treatments for tinnitus.

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