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

What is cortical visual impairment?Cortical visual impairment (CVI) is a temporary or permanent visual impairment 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. Charles Bonnet Syndrome

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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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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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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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Hearing loss - how it affects people - Better Health Channel

Many people with hearing loss experience a drop in self-esteem and confidence because of their impaired ability to communicate.

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