Your five senses have a lot to say about your health.
With SuperSenses you can
Easily and accurately assess the current status of your five senses.
Track changes in your vision, hearing, smell, taste, and touch.
Receive up-to-date research and practical strategies tailored to your specific Sense Status.
Discover how your sensory sensitivity compares to the rest of the population.
Gain insights on how to navigate your individual results.
Take decisive steps to proactively manage and optimize your health.
Did you know
Decreased sense of smell can be an early warning sign for diseases such as Parkinson's disease and Alzheimer's.
Studies reveal a 30-40% acceleration in cognitive decline associated with hearing impairment.
5% of adults have no idea they are colorblind.
DNA doesn't change.Your Health Does
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Optimize your sensory experience by going beyond the boundaries of genetic predictions
THIS IS YOU
Personalized Insights based on your test results
A selective palate often leads to missing key nutrients. We'll help you identify what's lacking in your diet and recommend solutions to fill those gaps.
You qualify for unique roles like pilot or graphic designer. We offer specialized exercises, such as 'Eye Tracking', to enhance eye muscle coordination and maintain your sharp vision.
Increases risks from hazards like gas leaks. Enhance your safety with protocols and tools we will provide.
Timely Alerts & Exercises
Take proactive measures against loss with sensory training and wellness alerts – your future self will thank you.
Super Senses is your personalized wellness hub offering expert insights and practical strategies curated to your unique Sense Status.
Work With Your Results
Whether you're naturally Super and want to stay that way or are working to improve low sensitivity, our guidance will help you navigate your sensory experience.
Test your senses accurately at home, no mailing or waiting.
Follow the simple on-screen instructions to walk through the process step by step.
Each test takes less than 10 minutes. And only one requires help from a friend.
Find out right away if you are low, normal, dominant or super in each sense.
Everything You Need to Test Your Five Senses at Home
Because Your Body Has a Language of Its Own
Sensory testing isn’t about confirming what you already know - it’s about identifying and measuring the nuances of your sensory experience so you can have a more complete understanding of your health.
The Smell Test
Our 12-odorant test evaluates your ability to detect and identify various smells, utilizing methodologies rigorously validated in the 2013-2014 U.S. National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) for optimal accuracy, backed by extensive scientific research.
Did you know? Diminishing sense of smell serves as an early warning sign for diseases such as Parkinson’s, Dementia, COPD, and more.
Discover What Low Smell Can Reveal
Super Smelling (hyperosmia) has been linked with Lyme Disease, migraines, pregnancy, body fluid disturbances, hormone deficiency and certain medications.
Reduced smell is a common symptom of early-onset Alzheimer diseas. It can occur even before other symptoms such as memory loss and difficulty thinking are apparent.
Reduced ability to smell, or hyposmia, is a common early symptom of Parkinson's disease.
Reduced ability to smell, or hyposmia, is a common symptom of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), affecting up to 70% of people with the disease.
Multiple Sclerosis advances commonly impacts the olfactory processing area of the brain resulting in a loss of the sense of smell.
Reduced ability to smell, or hyposmia, is a common symptom of diabetes. In fact, it is one of the most common symptoms of diabetes, affecting up to 70% of people with the disease.
Up to 80% of American survivors of Covid-19 are dealing with a reduced sense of smell without realizing it. There are things that can be done to help rehabilitate smell.
The Hearing Test
Comprehensive evaluation of your ability to identify pitch and volume sensitivity in pure and white noise settings. Results provide valuable insights that can be shared with your doctor. This science-backed test meets standards used by medical professionals.
Did you know? Hearing loss is highly prevalent, yet unrecognized and common in children affecting 1 of every 5 by age 18 and may significantly impact how we age.
Discover What Low Hearing Can Reveal
Noise-induced hearing loss can be caused by prolonged exposure to loud sounds, damaging the delicate sensory hair cells in the inner ear. It is preventable but not reversible.
Otitis Media, or middle ear infection, can cause temporary hearing loss. It occurs when the area behind the eardrum called the middle ear becomes inflamed and filled with fluid and is common after respiratory infections. Early treatment can prevent complications, including permanent hearing loss
Hyperacusis, often mistaken for super hearing, involves heightened sensitivity to low-volume sounds. Tesing can aid in recognizing the distinction and finding effective coping strategies.
Age-related hearing loss (presbycusis) develops gradually. Regular tests are crucial for monitoring changes, enabling early intervention to enhance quality of life and communication.
For otosclerosis, regular family-linked hearing checks or noticing changes is vital. Early detection and treatment can slow its impact on the stapes bone, causing progressive hearing loss.
Meniere's disease causes vertigo, tinnitus, and potential hearing loss. If you experience sudden hearing loss with dizziness or ringing, seek immediate medical help for early detection and symptom management.
The Vision Test
Evaluate your capability to differentiate visual stimuli with our rigorous, self-administered test, providing insights into your daily visual experiences. Gain insights into your visual advantages or challenges to make more informed choices regarding your eye health.
Did you know? Regular eye exams help detect eye diseases in their early stages. Catching these conditions early is crucial for effective treatment and preventing vision loss.
Discover What Low Vision Can Reveal
A diminished sense of vision often serves as an early disease indicator, making prompt detection critical. Conditions like retinitis pigmentosa, uveitis, and trauma contribute to vision loss, emphasizing the importance of timely identification and intervention.
Combining eye exercises with regular eye exams provides a comprehensive approach to maintaining optimal eye health and preventing potential visual problems."
A decreased vision signals early disease, emphasizing the need for prompt detection. Conditions like retinitis pigmentosa, uveitis, and trauma stress the importance of timely intervention.
Hypertension damages eye blood vessels, leading to hypertensive retinopathy and vision issues. Regular eye exams detect early damage, crucial for preserving vision with high blood pressure
A cataract, a clouding of the eye's lens, reduces vision with symptoms like faded colors and blurry vision. Aging and conditions like diabetes increase the risk.
While not as commonly associated with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) as other symptoms, vision issues can be an early sign of the disease. Inflammation damaging nerves in the brain and spinal cord can affect the optic nerve, leading to reduced vision or other eyesight changes.
The Taste Test
Explore your taste receptors, buds, and neural pathways with our 4-strip taste test. By testing your ability to detect three important compounds: PTC, sodium benzoate, and quinine, SuperSenses determines whether you're a SuperTaster, Low Taster, or somewhere in between. This test is rigorously supported by robust scientific research ensuring reliable insights into your taste perception.
Did you know? Many “picky eaters” are considered SuperTasters, which only make up an estimated 25% of the population.C
Discover What Low Taste Can Reveal
DIABETES: frequently causes reduced taste ability, known as hypogeusia, due to elevated blood sugar levels damaging taste bud nerves. Recognizing taste changes serves as an early warning sign of diabetes.
Early-onset Alzheimer's disease (AD): May manifest with a loss of taste as an initial symptom, even preceding memory loss or cognitive difficulties. Monitoring changes in taste could be an early warning sign, warranting prompt medical evaluation if taste decreases.
In numerous instances, Parkinson's disease initiates with a diminished sense of taste, preceding motor symptoms. Harmful substances linked to Parkinson's, like free radicals, may cause degeneration in taste-processing brain areas.
Reduced taste ability is commonly reported in individuals with COPD, possibly due to medication use or the disease itself.
COVID-19 is associated with temporary and long-term taste changes, often persisting after recovery. Severity varies, and ongoing research is exploring the impacts of prolonged taste and smell loss in cases of 'Long COVID.'
Hypogeusia, or reduced taste ability, can be experienced by those with multiple sclerosis (MS). Linked to inflammation affecting brain nerves and taste buds, it can serve as an early warning sign of MS.
The Touch Test
Gain insights into daily tactile experiences with the Two-Point Discriminator Disc, assessing touch detection ability. This friend-assisted, scientifically validated test measures tactile discrimination function, distinguishing between two points of pressure in four stages.
Did you know? A diminishing sense of touch is linked to health concerns such as stroke, peripheral neuropathy, fibromyalgia, and multiple sclerosis.
Discover What Low Touch Can Reveal
Peripheral neuropathy, often caused by diabetes or autoimmune diseases, reduces touch sensation. Early signs include numbness or tingling in the hands and feet. Regular tactile testing helps identify issues early for timely intervention.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome can lead to a reduced sense of touch, typically beginning with tingling or numbness in the fingers. This condition is often associated with repetitive hand motions, and early detection is key to preventing permanent damage.
Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition characterized by widespread pain and tactile sensitivity. The reduced ability to properly perceive and process touch signals can contribute to the pain experienced in fibromyalgia.
A stroke can sometimes cause a reduced sense of touch due to the damage it causes in the brain's sensory processing areas. Early detection and treatment of stroke are crucial for minimizing its impacts and improving recovery outcomes.
Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a progressive autoimmune disease that can lead to a reduced sense of touch due to damage in the nerves that carry sensory information.
Raynaud's disease is a condition that causes some areas of your body – such as your fingers and toes – to feel numb and cold in response to cold temperatures or stress.
Among Customers Surveyed
Reported improved relationships with their partners or finding new mates
Reported discovering new hobbies or interests that align with their sensory strengths
Reported making significant lifestyle changes
Reported early detection of potential health issues
Test Processing & Administration
SuperSenses sensory tests are designed by medical experts with a commitment to accuracy and reproducibility. We stick to rigorously standardized procedures, guaranteeing the data is a faithful reflection of an individual's unique sensory profile.
Guided by Experts
Every step of our journey is advised by a team of leading experts spanning diverse fields like neurology, medicine, bioinformatics, statistics, and computer science. This collaborative approach assures our products are met with scientific rigor.
Our methods are laser-focused on providing precise, high-quality data about your senses in a way that's easy to grasp and utilize. With each step stringently monitored to ensure the accuracy of sensory data.
Our Science Advisory Board is composed of highly regarded medical professionals who stand at the forefront of their respective fields. They are passionately committed to elevating the quality and precision of SuperSenses.
Dr. Dustin M. Hayward, MD , is a versatile medical professional specializing in Vascular, Neuro, Cranial, and Spine Surgery. A graduate of the University of California San Francisco School of Medicine, he completed his residency and internship at the Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University, and a fellowship at the Swedish Neuroscience Institute. Board-certified in Neurosurgery, Dr. Hayward is recognized for his expertise in cerebrovascular, endovascular, and brain tumor surgery. Since beginning his practice in 2016, he has tackled a wide range of disorders using both open and minimally invasive techniques. His philosophy of care emphasizes collaboration and patient-centeredness. Outside the medical world, Dr. Hayward enjoys exploring the Pacific Northwest with his family.
Michael McKenna, AuD is a board-certified Doctor of Audiology. Dr. McKenna graduated from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania in May 2020, and previously, he earned a Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the State University of New York at Plattsburgh in May 2015. His areas of expertise and clinical interests include the diagnostic evaluation and management of hearing and vestibular disorders. He has extensive knowledge and experience with both pediatric and adult populations in the fields of hearing aids, cochlear implants, tinnitus, aural rehabilitation, as well as vestibular management. He takes great pride in educating patients about their hearing and balance, and loves being able to help improve the lives of others through better hearing and communication.
Dr. Molly Duong is a distinguished Optometrist based in Southern California. Graduating with a Doctor of Optometry (OD) degree, Dr. Duong exhibits exceptional proficiency in diagnosing, treating, and managing various eye disorders. Dr. Duong's deep understanding and hands-on experience with diverse patient demographics bolster her capabilities in improving vision and managing ocular health. On top of clinical care, she is also involved with various independent medical writing projects on a wide spectrum of ocular topics for ophthalmologists in the UK. Her commitment to patient education and continuous learning underlines her ethos. She finds great fulfillment in advancing the field of eye care, affirming her stance as an outstanding choice for a science advisory role in sensory technology.
Dr. Danielle Kelvas is an empathetic and dedicated physician with a focus on primary care and eating disorders. Graduating from East Tennessee State University, she has honed her skills in emergency medicine before transitioning to primary care. A tireless advocate for healthcare reform, Dr. Kelvas has been a National Chair of Global Health for the American Medical Student Association (AMSA), and has developed a global health program for medical students. She has a profound commitment to culturally competent care, enriched by her medical volunteer work in over 40 countries. Her writing extends her impact beyond the clinic, and she is currently funded to write a novel on PTSD in healthcare providers.
Everything You Need to Test Your Five Senses at Home
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Your senses define your experience of the world. Companies like 23andMe offer genotype testing, which examines your genetic code, but it's not as crucial as sensory testing. Unlike genetic testing, which can provide insights into potential health risks, sensory testing focuses on evaluating how you actually experience the world around you. This assessment can be particularly beneficial in everyday life, as it enables you to identify and address sensory issues such as hearing loss or taste sensitivity. While genetic testing companies can give you an idea of your potential health risks, your senses are what truly define your experience of the world.
SuperSenses is not just about identifying deficits or disorders in individual senses. It's a comprehensive test that assesses all five senses and provides a holistic picture of an individual's sensory perception. The insights gained from this test go beyond clinical diagnoses and help people better understand their unique sensory abilities.
Our five senses, sight, hearing, touch, taste, and smell, play a crucial role in shaping our experiences and
perceptions of the world around us. But did you know that they can also help us better understand ourselves?
Here are a few ways in which our senses can provide insights into our inner selves:
1. Taste: Our sense of taste can reveal a lot about our personality and our emotional state. For example, if you crave sweet foods, you might be seeking comfort or nurturing. If you prefer spicy foods, you might be seeking excitement or adventure. By paying attention to our cravings and preferences, we can gain insight into our emotional needs and how to fulfill them.
2. Smell: Our sense of smell is closely linked to our memories and emotions. Certain scents can trigger powerful memories and emotions, such as the smell of freshly baked cookies reminding us of happy childhood memories. By paying attention to the scents that evoke strong emotional reactions, we can gain insight into our past experiences and how they shape our present thoughts and behaviors.
3. Touch: Our sense of touch can help us better understand our physical and emotional boundaries. By becoming more aware of our physical sensations, we can gain insight into how our body responds to different stimuli, such as stress or relaxation. We can also use touch to connect with others and express our emotions, such as a hug to convey comfort or support.
4. Sight: Our sense of sight can reveal a lot about our inner thoughts and feelings. For example, our facial expressions and body language can convey emotions that we might not be aware of. By paying attention to our nonverbal cues and those of others, we can gain insight into our emotions and how we communicate with others.
5. Hearing: Our sense of hearing can help us better understand our internal dialogue and emotional state. By becoming more aware of the thoughts and emotions that arise in our mind, we can gain insight into our inner world and how it affects our behaviors and interactions with others.In summary, our five senses can provide valuable insights into our inner selves and help us better understand our emotions, thoughts, and behaviors. By paying attention to our sensory experiences, we can gain a deeper understanding of ourselves and improve our overall well-being.
SuperSenses is backed by real science and uses technology to analyze data and generate valuable insights. The test is designed to help people identify their unique sensory abilities and explore how they can develop them to enhance their experiences in the world. By gaining a better understanding of their sensory perception, individuals can make more informed choices about how they interact with the world around them.
While personal experience and self-reflection can be helpful, SuperSenses provides a more comprehensive and data-driven analysis of an individual's sensory perception. By identifying personal strengths and areas for improvement, the test provides a more objective and informative picture of sensory abilities. This can help individuals gain insights into areas of their sensory perception that they may not have considered before and can lead to a deeper understanding of how they interact with the world.
Depending on the individual's test results, there are many ways to enhance sensory abilities. For example, an olfactory rehabilitation kit can help improve smell perception, while sound therapy or hearing aids can enhance hearing abilities. Our personalized reports provide recommendations and resources for enhancing sensory abilities in each category, as well as suggestions for how to integrate these enhancements into daily life.