Hyposmia

Hyposmia

Hyposmia is the temporary or permanent partial loss to perceive odour. This may be due to infections, flu or cold or head trauma. This may lead to a raised detection threshold and inability to judge odour intensity. A technician or panelist should refrain from performing odour measurements if they have a cold for example. This is outlines as a requirement in the EN13725 standard for an assessor.

References:

http://www.sensorysociety.org/knowledge/sspwiki/Pages/Hyposmia.aspx

 

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