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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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Raising a child with impaired vision

Knowing the signs of vision loss and acting early can get the help and support your child needs.

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Vision impairment & blindness: children | Raising Children Network

Vision impairment covers vision problems like low vision, vision loss, and blindness. Children with vision impairment get a lot out of early intervention.

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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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Deafness and hearing impairment: children

If your child is deaf or hard of hearing, there might be challenges ahead. Early intervention and modern technology helps children reach their full potential.

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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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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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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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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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Vision and Parkinson's | Parkinson's Australia

Parkinson’s does not cause vision loss but visual changes may occur due to impairment of eye movement

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