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Hello Martin and Eckard,
The part of the e-mail:
"If I recall correctly, Bob Fendrich told me that there are people who
lost hearing but paradoxically they are able to indicate the location of
a sound source."
caught my attention.
In the book: "Foundations of Modern Auditory Theory" Jerry V. Tobias
(ed) Academic Press 1972 vol 2. Chapter Eleven, page 467, Tobias himself
"If the interaural-time-disparity thresholds are mediated in a
cochleo-cochlear pathway that is independent of the pathways that
transmit the nmore common sorts of auditory information on loudness and
pitch, then somewhere there may be a person with a very special kind of
nerve deafness: Although he cannot hear sounds, he can tell where they
are coming from. If someone like that exists, it is not hard to imagine
reasons why his case is unreported."
I have never heard of nor read about such a person, but would like to
follow up the trail. Could someone put me in touch with Bob Fendrich ?
Eckard Blumschein wrote:
> If I recall correctly, Bob Fendrich told me that there are people who lost
> hearing but paradoxically they are able to indicate the location of a sound
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