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Old 14th March 2009, 10:24 AM   #1
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Default Hearing ability of blind people

Ran across this article on whether blind people can hear better than sighted people:

Blind People Hear Better: Truth or Myth?
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Old 14th March 2009, 10:45 AM   #2
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This was on Discovery some time back (from a different set of researchers?). Pretty amazing.

Those areas of the brain lit up just as much as someone processing a complex scene.

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Old 15th March 2009, 11:25 AM   #3
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Can't remember on what show it was but there was a guy who lost his sight at a young age and steadily developed the ability to locate objects and navigate through some crude form of echo location using clicking sounds he made with his tongue.

He can't locate small objects but he could walk around without bumping into things using this technique also in surroundings not familiar to him.

I found that quite astonishing.
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Old 17th March 2009, 09:10 PM   #4
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Can't remember on what show it was but there was a guy who lost his sight at a young age and steadily developed the ability to locate objects and navigate through some crude form of echo location using clicking sounds he made with his tongue.

He can't locate small objects but he could walk around without bumping into things using this technique also in surroundings not familiar to him.

I found that quite astonishing.
Sounds quite alot like Daredevil from Marvel Comics (:
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Old 17th March 2009, 09:41 PM   #5
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Default How yould you cope

Without sight or without hearing
I think hearing Is more usefull
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Old 17th March 2009, 09:53 PM   #6
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Without sight or without hearing
I think hearing Is more usefull
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In our hobby/pofession, I guess it could be.
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Old 17th March 2009, 10:35 PM   #7
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I've got it!

Real 'blind' A/B testing!
You know the subjects can't see what you're doing,and they have very acute hearing.. Double bonus! Problem Solved?
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I've got it!

Real 'blind' A/B testing!
You know the subjects can't see what you're doing,and they have very acute hearing.. Double bonus! Problem Solved?

Its a perfect plan, now we just need to find an blind audiophile...



AND THEN WE CAN RULE THE WORLD
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...now we just need to find an blind audiophile...

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Nah.... too dang easy, mate!
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Can't remember on what show it was but there was a guy who lost his sight at a young age and steadily developed the ability to locate objects and navigate through some crude form of echo location using clicking sounds he made with his tongue.

He can't locate small objects but he could walk around without bumping into things using this technique also in surroundings not familiar to him.

I found that quite astonishing.
Here is a video about him.
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