Anosmia Awareness Day Date in the current year: February 27, 2016

Anosmia Awareness Day February 27 is Anosmia Awareness Day. This awareness campaign was launched by Daniel Schein, an anosmia sufferer from Woodmere, New York, United States.

The term “anosmia” refers to the inability to perceive odor or a lack of functioning sense of smell. Anosmia can be caused by a wide range of factors and may be temporary or permanent depending on its cause. This condition can have a number of harmful effects. It typically has a negative impact on the quality of life, for example, by preventing people from appreciating food and drink.

When Daniel Schein launched Anosmia Awareness Day, it was not well publicized at first. However, it has since been supported by Fifth Sense, a UK-based charity dedicated to providing support and advice to people with smell and taste-related disorders. Anosmia is probably the most widely reported disorder of this kind, so Firth Sense is putting a lot of effort into making Anosmia Awareness Day an internationally recognized event.

In 2015, Fifth Sense launched an online awareness and fundraising campaign entitled #LongLostSmell. It was dedicated to the connection of smell and memory. Other activities held as part of Anosmia Awareness Day include talks, symposia, media campaigns, etc.

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