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Sensory impairments

Links to trusted information about sensory impairments.

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Anosmia (loss of smell)

Anosmia is the medical term for loss of smell. Find out about the causes, symptoms and treatments of anosmia.

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Deafness

Deafness is the complete loss of hearing. If you, or someone you know, is deaf, this page may help with information about living with deafness, the deaf community, sign language and more.

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Hearing loss prevention

Some hearing loss may be permanent but there are ways to prevent hearing loss and permanent damage to your ears. Learn more.

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Hearing loss

You can suffer from permanent or temporary hearing loss. Learn more about the signs of hearing loss, hearing loss, why you may be suffering from hearing loss, hearing tests and prevention.

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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 designed to improve hearing.

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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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Blindness

Blindness and low vision can seriously affect every part of your life, but help and support – and in some cases, even treatment – are available. Find out more.

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Colour blindness

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.

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Uveitis

If left untreated, uveitis - or inflammation of the uvea, the middle layer of the wall of your eye, can lead to blindness. Here’s how to spot the symptoms.

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