TEST YOUR SENSE OF SMELL
Smell Test Kits
Sentidos is an accurate smell self-testing kit for anyone concerned about, or experiencing, a loss of sense of smell.
With Sentidos, you can test and train your sense of smell from the comfort of your home. The kit comes with clear instructions, 12 scented waxes and an assessment to reliably test your sense of smell.
The Sentidos smell assessment only takes around 15 minutes and provides you with an immediate result.
Smell training can help if you are experiencing smell loss as a result of personal health issues.
Smell testing is a valuable and versatile tool
About Smell Loss and Sentidos Smell Testing Kits
It is estimated that some form of olfactory disorder afflicts at least 1% of the general adult population and 50% or more of people older than 65 years. The most common smell disorders are:
Anosmia: Loss of sense of smell
Hyposmia: Reduced ability to smell
In other disorders, odors may be interpreted inaccurately. They may cause normally pleasant scents to register as unpleasant odors.
“Poor olfaction is common among older adults and has been linked to higher mortality.”
Diminished sensitivities, particularly smell loss, can be incapacitating, placing the individual, as well as coworkers, at risk in many occupations (e.g. chemical manufacturing, nuclear plant maintenance, firefighting, police work, plumbing, aviation, nautical engineering and maintenance, and many military and industrial situations).
Those who work in situations where the ability to detect odor warnings is essential should be evaluated regularly. Unlike other senses such as vision and hearing, sense of smell is not routinely tested by physicians, employers, or government. Such testing can be employed to identify workers with olfactory dysfunction in jobs in which decreased smell function can have major safety consequences.
Disorders that cause loss of smell significantly also affect quality of life. When you lose your sense of smell, you may not be able to enjoy pleasant scents, food tastes different, and you could unknowingly be in a dangerous situation. For instance, without the ability to distinguish scents, you couldn’t detect expired foods or drinks, gas leaks, or fire smoke.
Liu, B., Institutet, K., Luo, Z., Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, Pinto, J., Chicago, T., . . . Kamath, V. (n.d.).
Relationship Between Poor Olfaction and Mortality Among Community-Dwelling Older Adults.