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Sensory impairments

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Anosmia - loss of smell - Better Health Channel

People are less sensitive to smells the older they get, and women tend to have a more acute sense of smell than men.

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Deafblindness: Information for families, carers and health professionals

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The VidKids™ pilot aimed to provide services to children with hearing or vision loss living in remote and outer regional areas using video conferencing. The pilot concluded on 30 June 2015.

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Hearing impairment & hearing loss: kids | Raising Children Network

Find out about hearing impairment and hearing loss screening, symptoms and diagnosis in children, plus a guide to early intervention funding and support.

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Parenting and Child Health - Health Topics - Vision impairment

Vision impairment is a condition that prevents normal vision in one or both eyes. There are different degrees of vision impairment from mild loss to total blindness (no reaction to light).

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Hearing impairment and schoolchildren -

The terms hard of hearing, deaf and hearing impaired cover a wide range of conditions which affect a child's listening ability and therefore interferes with their educational and social development.

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Blindness | Raising Children Network

A guide to dealing with vision impairment in young children.

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Support for people who are blind or vision impaired | Vision Initiative

Information about services available to help people who are experiencing vision loss

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Sensory processing interventions | Cerebral Palsy Alliance

Cerebral Palsy Alliance is a non-profit that provides services to thousands of people with a disability and their families. Cerebral palsy (CP) is a physical disability that affects the way that a person moves.

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FAQ about owning a seeing eye dog

Seeing Eye Dogs enable Australians with a vision impairment to retain their independence and mobility

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