Category Archives: Smell and taste

What is anosmia?

Anosmia is a medical term used to denote the complete loss of the sense of smell. People suffering from anosmia are unable to detect odors, regardless of their intensity. It can be a temporary or permanent problem and can have a significant impact on a person’s life, as smell plays an important role in tasting […]

ECRO congress in Nijmegen

In September we will be present at the annual ECRO congress in Nijmegen (The Netherlands). The congress will take place from September 18 to September 21. Sense Trading will be present with a booth to show our products in the field of smell and taste such as smell tests, taste tests and smell training kits. […]

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: Qualitative and quantitative loss of smell If we look at the literature, we can divide the causes of an olfactory disorder into qualitative and […]

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 […]