The following list contains some of the peer-reviewed scientific research and reviews on anosmia that have been published in the past 5-6 years.


Kohli, P., Naik, A.N., Harruff, E.E., Nguyen, S.A., Schlosser, R.J., Soler, Z.M. (2017) The prevalence of olfactory dysfunction in chronic rhinosinusitis. Laryngoscope 127, 309-20. doi: 10.1002/lary.26316.

Gudis, D.A., Soler, Z.M. (2016) Chronic rhinosinusitis-related smell loss: medical and surgical treatment efficacy. Current Otorhinolaryngology Reports 4, 142-7. doi: 10.1007/s40136-016-0114-4.

Zhao, K.; Jiang, J.; Pribitkin, E.A.; Dalton, P.; Rosen, D.; Lyman, B.; Yee, K.K.; Rawson, N.E.; Cowart, B.J. (2014) Conductive olfactory losses in chronic rhinosinusitis? A computational fluid dynamics study of 29 patients. International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology. (Electronic Citation) doi: 10.1002/alr.21272.

Rudmik, L.; Smith, T.L. (2012) Olfactory improvement after endoscopic sinus surgery. Current Opinion in Otolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery, 20, 29-32. (Electronic Citation) doi: 10.1097/MOO.0b013e32834dfb3d.


Schlosser, R.J., Storck, K.A., Rudmik, L., Smith, T.L., Mace, J.C., Mattos, J., Soler, Z.M. (2017) Association of olfactory dysfunction in chronic rhinosinusitis with economic productivity and medication usage. International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology 7, 50-5. doi: 10.1002/alr.21841.

Krajmik, J., Kollndorfer, K., Notter, L.A., Mueller, C.A., Schӧpf, V. (2015) The impact of olfactory dysfunction on interoceptive awareness. Psychophysiology 52, 263-8. doi: 10.1111/psyp.12316.

Philpott, C.M., Boak, D. The impact of olfactory disorder in the United Kingdom. Chemical Senses 2014, 39, 711-18. doi:10.1093/chemse/bju043

Croy, I., Nordin, S., Hummel, T. (2014) Olfactory disorders and quality of life—an updated review. Chemical Senses 39, 185-94. doi: 10.1093/chemse/bjt072.

Keller, A.; Malaspina, D. (2013) Hidden consequences of olfactory dysfunction: a patient report series. BMC Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders, 13, 8. (Electronic Citation) doi: 10.1186/1472-6815-13-8.

Katotomichelakis, M.; Simopoulos, E.; Tripsianis, G.; Prokopakis, E.; Danielides, G.; Velegrakis, S.G.; Livaditis, M.; Danielides V. (2013) Improvement of olfactory function for quality of life recovery. Laryngoscope, 123, E10-6. (Electronic Citation) doi: 10.1002/lary.24113.

Neuland, C., Bitter, T., Marschner, H., Gudziol, H., & Guntinas‐Lichius, O. (2011). Health‐related and specific olfaction‐related quality of life in patients with chronic functional anosmia or severe hyposmia. The Laryngoscope121(4), 867-872. doi: 10.1002/lary.21387.



Alkelai, A., Olender, T., Haffner-Krausz, R., Tsoory, M.M., Boyko, V., Tatarskyy, P., Gross-Isseroff, R., Milgrom, R., Shushan, S., Blau, I., et al. (2016). A role for TENM1 mutations in congenital general anosmia. Clin. Genet. 90, 211–219.

Karstensen, H.G., Mang, Y., Fark, T., Hummel, T., and Tommerup, N. (2014). The first mutation in CNGA2 in two brothers with anosmia. Clin. Genet. 2, 293–296.



Sorokowska, A., Drechsler, E., Karwowski, M., & Hummel, T. (2017). Effects of olfactory training: a meta-analysis. Rhinology (Electronic Citation), doi: 10.4193/Rhin16.195.

Patel, Z. M. (2017). The evidence for olfactory training in treating patients with olfactory loss. Current Opinion in Otolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery25, 43-46.

Poletti, S. C., Michel, E., & Hummel, T. (2016). Olfactory training using heavy and light weight molecule odors. Perception (Electronic Citation), doi: 0301006616672881.

Konstandinidis, I., Tsakiropoulou, E., Constantinidis, J. (2016) Long-term effects of olfactory training in patients with post-infectious olfactory loss. Rhinology 54, 170-5.

Pekala, J., Chandra, R.K., Turner, J.H. (2016) Efficacy of olfactory training in patients with olfactory loss: a systematic review and meta-analysis. International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology 6, 299-307.

Altundag, A., Cayonu, M., Kayabasoglu, G., Salihoglu, M., Tekeli, H., Saglam, O., Hummel, T. (2015) Modified olfactory training in patients with postinfectious olfactory loss. Laryngoscope 125, 1763-6.

K. Kollndorfer, F.Ph.S. Fischmeister, K. Kowalczyk, E. Hoche, C.A. Mueller, S. Trattnig, V. Schöpf. Olfactory training induces changes in regional functional connectivity in patients with long-term smell loss. Neuroimage: Clinical. 2015; 9: 401–410. doi: 10.1016/j.nicl.2015.09.004

Kathrin Kollndorfer, Ksenia Kowalczyk, Elisabeth Hoche, Christian A. Mueller, Michael Pollak, Siegfried Trattnig, Veronika Schöpf. Recovery of olfactory function induces neuroplasticity effects in patients with smell loss. Neural Plasticity, 2014 [Onlinepublication], doi: 10.1155/2014/140419,

Damm, M.; Pikart, L.K.; Reimann, H.; Burkert, S.; Göktas, O.; Haxel, B.; Frey, S.; Charalampakis, I.; Beule, A.; Renner, B.; Hummel, T.; Hüttenbrink, K.B. (2013) Olfactory training is helpful in postinfectious olfactory loss: A randomized, controlled, multicenter study. Laryngoscope. (Electronic Citation) doi: 10.1002/lary.24340.

Konstantinidis, I.; Tsakiropoulou, E.; Bekiaridou, P.; Kazantzidou, C.; Constantinidis, J. (2013) Use of olfactory training in post-traumatic and postinfectious olfactory dysfunction. Laryngoscope, 123, E85-90. (Electronic Citation) doi: 10.1002/lary.24390.

Haehner, A.; Tosch, C.; Wolz, M.; Klingelhoefer, L.; Fauser, M.; Storch, A.; Reichmann, H.; Hummel, T. (2013) Olfactory training in patients with Parkinson’s disease. PLoS ONE, 8, e61680. (Electronic Citation) doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0061680.