Category Archives: Smell and taste

Loss of smell and diseases

It is clear that the sense of smell is important for the quality of life. Being unable to smell temporarily or for a long time has a major impact on how we experience things and can greatly hinder us in our daily life. Since the outbreak of corona, it has also become clear to the […]

Smell disorders (olfactory disorders)

People with a smell disorder (olfactory disorder) have either a decreased sense of smell, no sense of smell, or changes in the way they perceive smells. The different olfactory disorders are: Anosmia: The total loss of the sense of smell. A distinction can be made between selective and complete anosmia. As the name suggests, selective […]

Congenital anosmia

Congenital anosmia is a condition in which people are born with a lifelong inability to smell. Not being able to smell can have a major impact on a person’s life, both in a practical sense and certainly emotionally. From childhood fears and awkward teenage moments, to a sense of failure when you can’t tell your […]

Smell test explanation

A smell test assesses the ability of test subjects to perceive, distinguish, or identify odors. Most ENT practices or ENT departments from hospitals use the Burghart’s smell tests: ODOFIN Sniffin’ Sticks or the Sensonics scratch-and-smell booklets. The Sniffin’ Sticks se are pens filled with recognizable odors that allow you to test the sense of smell […]

Test protocol PTC/ PROP taste strips

The PTC and PROP taste strips can be used to determine whether someone can taste PTC or PROP. With these taste strips you can reliably identify tasters and non-tasters, the strips are ideal for research studies and for classroom demonstrations. The strips are made of paper and impregnated with the taste Phenylthiocarbamide PTC or PROP […]

BAPO Conference Birmingham 23/24 Sept

The 2021 annual meeting of the BAPO (British Association for Paediatric Otolaryngology) will be held on 23/24 September in the Bramall Music Hall at Birmingham University. We are proud to announce that Sense Trading (MediSense) will also attend this conference with a small booth to show our smell and taste testing products. You are more […]

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ODOFIN Sniffin’ Sticks

ODOFIN is the new name for the Burghart Sniffin’ Sticks and Taste Strips. In the coming period the Sniffin’ Sticks smell tests and taste strips will be marketed under the name ODOFIN Sniffin’ Sticks and taste strips. This name change will already be visible in future orders. ODOFIN smell tests and taste tests The manufacturer […]