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Read about the Fifth Sense and University of East Anglia 2024 Smell and Taste Symposium Find out more here
Smell and Taste Symposium 2024
Two Day Symposium on Smell and Taste Disorders at The University of East Anglia, 30th to 31st May 2024 Learn More Smell and Taste Symposium 2024 Can you help us spread awareness of anosmia and other smell and taste disorders, increase recognition and help others to understand? Click here to find out more 27th February is Anosmia Awareness Day Having a poor, altered or no sense of smell makes people vulnerable to dangers such as gas, smoke and spoiled food. Learn about the major project Fifth Sense is delivering to help people with smell disorders stay safe and well at home.
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Improving safety for those with smell disorders
Fifth Sense has launched a campaign calling for greater recognition of the impact that smell and taste disorders have on people’s health, wellbeing and safety, along with better services, support and research to help those affected and their families.
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It is time we talked about our senses of smell and taste. 
Support and Information for people affected by smell and taste changes due to COVID-19

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Learn about how we’re driving forward research to improve the health, quality of life and wellbeing of people affected by smell and taste disorders Learn More Research Hub
Fifth Sense – the charity for people affected by smell and taste disorders

Based in the UK, we support people affected by smell and taste disorders across the world and are the first charity providing direct support, advice and a signpost to potential diagnosis and treatment to people affected by such conditions.

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The best way to really understand the impact of smell and taste disorders is through the stories of the people affected

By sharing these we can both educate others and end some of the isolation these conditions often create.


SmellAbility© –
Testing & Training

SmellAbility© - Testing and Training

SmellAbility© is an assortment of tools to support people with an acquired smell disorder

It includes testing current smell ability, smell training guidance and some FAQs. We will be continually reviewing, improving and increasing the resources available to support self-help.

Fifth sense

What We Do

Established in 2012, Fifth Sense is the charity dedicated to smell and taste disorders. We have spent many years developing resources and information services and is comprised of a small team of employees, a Board of Trustees, an Advisory Board, Ambassadors, Volunteers and members.

Smell & Taste Explained

Find out how smell and taste works, about the links between smell, taste and flavour and find factual, evidence based information about smell and taste disorders, how they affect the quality of life and consider the challenges faced by people who experience them.

Support & Resources

Explore a wide range of support and resources available to people affected by smell and taste disorders, from regular free online conversations to SmellAbility© resources to test, monitor and rehabilitate to hints, tips and guidance about all things food and drink.


Read stories from peoples experiences in living with and recovering from a smell/taste disorder, find out more about our UK Support Hubs or join our community of volunteers and ambassadors.
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