Tag Archives | PLoS ONE

echolocation helps blind people navigate

Echolocation Helps Blind People Navigate Everyday Life

New study investigates neural basis of human echolocation. You probably know that bats and dolphins use echolocation to navigate, but did you know that some blind people use it to mountain bike, play soccer, or navigate cities? They make clicking sounds with their tongues and listen to the returning echoes to sense information about the […]

Read full story · Comments { 1 }

Tags: , , , , , , , ,

musicians have better hearing as they age

Musicians Have Better Hearing as They Age

Pardon me? Hearing loss as we age may be common, but difficulty hearing speech in noisy places is one of the most common complaints among healthy older adults, regardless of ability to hear pure tones in an audiogram test. Each May, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association celebrates¬†Better Speech and Hearing Month, so here are some surprising […]

Read full story · Comments { 0 }

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,