[Ohio-talk] Hearing of Blind People was RE: interesting information

Denver A Jones emfs1969 at gmail.com
Wed Oct 28 17:49:57 UTC 2015


I am not sure how it works for those that have never seen. However I can speak of what it's like for me, having been cited and now blind. I noticed almost instantly hearing things that I didn't hear before.  When I asked the doctor about this he explained to me that my earring didn't get better it is simply a fact that I pay more attention to my hearing. Now three years later I feel like I hear a lot better. So I wonder, is it rewiring, or just pay more attention. I would love some feedback from others.

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> On Oct 27, 2015, at 10:14 PM, Robert Spangler via Ohio-talk <ohio-talk at nfbnet.org> wrote:
> 
> The article also mentioned that a blind person's ability to hear and other
> senses I'd imagine as well are actually better due to the brain remapping
> parts used for vision to those other senses.
> 
> I'm not disputing this but I'm tired of sighted people thinking that I have
> some superman hearing.  I'm sure you've all heard a sentence like, "I've
> heard that when you're blind...." and you can finish it with "Yeah yeah, our
> senses are better."  
> 
> I always explain that my hearing isn't necessarily better; rather, I've been
> trained to use my hearing along with my other senses instead of using my
> eyes.  So, of course, they will be better in that case.  When we cross
> streets, we pay more attention to auditory information; thus, our hearing is
> more skilled than that of a sighted person.
> 
> What do you guys think?
> 
> Robby
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ohio-talk [mailto:ohio-talk-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of Walter
> Mitchell via Ohio-talk
> Sent: Tuesday, October 27, 2015 5:19 PM
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> Cc: Walter Mitchell <wmitch at zoomtown.com>
> Subject: Re: [Ohio-talk] interesting information
> 
> I totally agree. It was funny to me to realize that people would think that
> just because people are blind, that they could not recognize the cultural
> differences people naturally possess. I am not always correct, but I can
> talk to someone and figure out their ethnicity from their dialect as well
> use of the English language. Please don't confuse this process with
> steriotyping, but that is the method that I use. If someone have a better
> method, please chime in, I'm interested in knowing.
> 
> 
> Much Love,
> Walter Mitchell
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ohio-talk [mailto:ohio-talk-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of Marianne
> Denning via Ohio-talk
> Sent: Tuesday, October 27, 2015 2:58 PM
> To: NFB of Ohio Announcement and Discussion List
> Cc: Marianne Denning
> Subject: Re: [Ohio-talk] interesting information
> 
> Walter, I thought the one about race was humorous.  It is so stupid to think
> that blind people are color blind.
> We are no different than the society that raises us.
>> On 10/27/15, Walter Mitchell via Ohio-talk <ohio-talk at nfbnet.org> wrote:
>> Hi Marianne,
>> 
>> I read the articles and they were interesting. The articles that I 
>> found most interesting and entertaining was the ones about deja vue, 
>> race and the one about the mice detecting there surroundings.
>> 
>> Thank you for the link.
>> 
>> Much Love,
>> Walter Mitchell
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Ohio-talk [mailto:ohio-talk-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of 
>> Marianne Denning via Ohio-talk
>> Sent: Tuesday, October 27, 2015 8:41 AM
>> To: NFB of Ohio Announcement and Discussion List
>> Cc: Marianne Denning
>> Subject: [Ohio-talk] interesting information
>> 
>> I thought I would share this article about research on blindness in 
>> all kinds of situations.  I would like to know people's comments.
>> 
>> http://listverse.com/2015/10/25/10-fascinating-insights-into-the-world
>> -of-bl
>> indness/
>> 
>> --
>> Marianne Denning, TVI, MA
>> Teacher of students who are blind or visually impaired
>> (513) 607-6053
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