Echolocation uses sound waves and echoes to determine the location of objects. This method, used by bats to find food and navigate in the dark can also be used by humans. In fact, with training, the visually impaired can learn to be skilled at echolocation giving them the ability to see the world around them through their ears. It's another tool that can be used to give independence to those who live with vision loss. Learn how some blind people are using echolocation to walk and ride bikes independently and more.
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"Rising popularity of bat-like echolocation helping more blind people see through sound"