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Sensory impairments

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Last reviewed: May 2018

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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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Hearing impairment and schoolchildren - myDr.com.au

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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Vision impairment & blindness: children | Raising Children Network

Find out about symptoms and diagnosis of vision impairment, and how children can be affected by low vision, vision loss, blindness or visual problems.

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Parenting and Child Health - Health Topics - Vision impairment - children

Vision impairment is a condition that prevents normal vision in one or both eyes

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Feelix Childrens Library | Vision Australia. Blindness and low vision services

At the Vision Australia Feelix Library, children from a young age can enjoy stories with their parents and siblings, and learn about braille.About FeelixReading plays a key role in the learning and development of any child, and Feelix helps children learn and develop in a unique, sensory way to support literacy.Children 0-7 years old who are blind or have low vision can become a member of the Feelix Library.

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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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Cortical Vision Impairment | Vision Australia. Blindness and low vision services

What is cortical visionimpairment?Cortical visionimpairment (CVI) can be either a temporary or a permanent visionimpairment caused by the disturbance of the visual cortex or posterior visual pathways of the brain. The degree of neurological impairment depends upon the time of onset and the location and intensity of the damage. The eyes may function normally but the visual systems of the brain do not consistently understand or interpret what the eyes see.

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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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Parenting and Child Health - Health Topics - Children with hearing loss - hearing impairment

Colds, infections, allergies and flu can temporarily reduce hearing

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Newly diagnosed | Vision Australia. Blindness and low vision services

If you have recently been diagnosed with a vision impairment you probably have a lot of questions and concerns.You may be feeling overwhelmed by the diagnosis and are not sure what kinds of questions to ask. You can contact us to ask questions or to make a referral.

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