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#FridayFact Our researchers are dedicated to understanding how blind people use their hearing to negotiate unfamiliar environments Evidence suggests blind people are better at understanding environments, such as whether they’re in a corridor, large room or a small room, only by interpreting sound reverberation – more so than normal-sighted individuals. Dr Cirstea, who’s working on the project says “Through our research, we were able to prove that this was indeed the case, regardless of whether the sound came from the front or side. We also looked at how normal sighted and blind people perceived the absolute distance. “ Read more: http://www.anglia.ac.uk/research/research-highlights/how-blind-people-use-their-hearing-to-negotiate-unfamiliar-environments
How blind people use their hearing to negotiate unfamiliar environments - Anglia Ruskin University anglia.ac.uk

Research scientist Dr Silvia Cirstea researches how blind people use their hearing to negotiate unfamiliar environments.