With a diminished sense of smell, everything from your morning coffee to your favorite dinner can seem bland and boring. A new study is enrolling people who've had a reduced sense of smell for at least six months due to a viral infection. Take the survey to pre-qualify.
Hyposmia, or a reduction in the ability to detect odors, can occur for a number of reasons, including Covid and other viral infections. For many people who had Covid, it can take up to two years for their sense of smell to return to normal.¹ Loss of smell can:
Affect millions of Americans and has increased significantly since the pandemic²
Make it challenging to detect spoiled food, gas leaks, or smoke
Negatively impact daily quality of life and leave you feeling isolated
Reduce the level of flavor you can detect, often making food unappetizing or unappealing
See if you qualify for a new nasal spray clinical study for people with loss of smell.
If you have been frustrated by not being able to smell your favorite scents, if you hate eating now, or you worry that your diminished sense of smell could put you at risk, this new investigational therapy might be a fit for you.
You might qualify if you are between 18 and 65 and have had loss of smell for more than six months that started around the same time as Covid or another viral infection.
You might qualify if your hyposmia isn't a result of a traumatic brain injury, don't have a history of nasal polyps, and have not had surgery that led to the onset of hyposmia.
You want to help advance research and potentially contribute to developing a new investigational nasal spray therapy that may improve the lives of people suffering with a loss of smell.