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Seeing with sounds: Dr. Lore Thaler

For many blind and vision impaired people, getting around in public spaces can be a challenge. Human echolocation allows people with limited or no sight to sense what is around them through the reverberation of sound.

Through tongue-clicking, finger snapping or tapping their canes, blind and vision impaired people are able to navigate their way around unfamiliar spaces using echolocation - something that whales, dolphins and bats also use.

Researcher Dr. Lore Thaler sat down with Spectrum's Jessie Wingard to discuss the ins and outs of seeing with sound.

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