Hearing Dog Use Spreading Worldwide

Brief History of Service Dogs Dogs have been eyes for the blind  for a very long time.  The first systematic attempt to train dogs to aid blind people came around 1780 at ‘Les Quinze-Vingts’ hospital for the blind in Paris and, shortly afterwards, in 1788, Josef Riesinger, a blind sieve-maker from Vienna, trained a Spitz so…

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Seeing With Your Ears – Echolocation Part II

Last week we introduced Echolocation and this week we will focus on how this procedure has been used with visually impaired humans.   Since bats, dolphins and others are able to use echolocation, it is possible to see with your ears.  Although most audiologists understand the physics of sound and its echoing possibilities, it is still foreign to consider that humans could actually navigate…

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