I am Carl Hughes (Insta @mr_smell_loss) and I suffer from Acquired Anosmia following a Traumatic Brain Injury.
I am an Emergency Services worker and First Aid trainer which both gives me the wonderful opportunity to spread the word. In November 2021, I had the pleasure to share my story at the Fifth Sense National Conference, and look forward to being able to do this many times over to further educate and help people understand what it means to be Anosmic and how it can affect the professional and personal life in equal measure.
My aim is for the response to my statement “I am Anosmic” that people reply with ” I have heard of that, how are you?” rather than “What is that?“. We can do this by working together and explain it to one new person every day.