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Re: auditory training for the blind
Take me off this distro list.
> Moore and King have a small section (5.5, p149) on blindness in their
> recent chapter "Plasticity of Binaural Systems" in the book:
> Plasticity of the Auditory System
> Series: Springer Handbook of Auditory Research, Vol. 23
> Parks, T.N.; Rubel, E.W.; Fay, R.R.; Popper, A.N. (Eds.)
> 2004, XII, 324 p. 48 illus., Hardcover
> ISBN: 0-387-20986-7
> > There has been some work on echolocation. The basic problem for
> > trainers seems to be that there are huge individual differences in
> > ability to echolocate. Some people do it amazingly well,
> > (one case study examined the ability of a blind 11-year-old boy to
> ride a
> > bicycle while avoiding obstacles (McCarty & Worchel, 1954)) .Others
> > really get it even with massive amount of training. It's also been
> > difficult to find a predictor of echolocation performance. The
> > experimental work began in the 1940's with several very thoroguh
> > by Dallenbach & colleagues. Larry Rosenblum and Dan Ashmead have
> > work recently in this area.
> > For reviews see:
> > Neuhoff, J. G. (2004). Auditory motion and localization. In J.G.
> > (Ed.) Ecological Psychoacoustics. New York: Academic Press.
> > Stoffregen, T. A., & Pittenger, J. B. (1995). Human echolocation as
> > form of perception and action. Ecological Psychology, 7, 181-216.
> > Here are a few other references as well:
> > Arias, C., Curet, C. A., Moyano, H. F., Joekes, S., et al. (1993).
> > Echolocation: A study of auditory functioning in blind and sighted
> > Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness, 87(3), 73-77.
> > Ashmead, D. H., Wall, R. S., Eaton, S. B., Ebinger, K. A.,
> > M.-M., Guth, D. A., & Yang, X. (1998). Echolocation reconsidered:
> > spatial variations in the ambient sound field to guide locomotion.
> > of Visual Impairment and Blindness, 92, 615-632.
> > Dallenbach, K. M. (1941). Facial vision: The perception of obstacles
> > blind. Psychological Bulletin, 38, 610-611.
> > McCarty, B., & Worchel, P. (1954). Rate of motion and object
> perception in
> > the blind. New Outlook for the Blind, 48, 316-322.
> > Rice, C. E., Feinstein, S. H., & Schusterman, R. J. (1965).
> > ability of the blind: Size and distance factors. Journal of
> > Psychology, 70, 246-251.
> > Rosenblum, L. D., Gordon, M. S., & Jarquin, L. (2000). Echolocating
> > by moving and stationary listeners. Ecological Psychology, 12,
> > Taylor, J. G. (1966). Perception generated by training echolocation.
> > Canadian Journal of Psychology, 20, 64-81.
> > -John Neuhoff
> > ________________________________
> > John G. Neuhoff
> > Department of Psychology
> > The College of Wooster
> > Wooster, OH 44691
> > Phone: 330-263-2475
> > http://jneuhoff.com
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Thomas G Brennan" <g_brennantg@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > To: <AUDITORY@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > Sent: Tuesday, May 31, 2005 7:03 PM
> > Subject: Re: auditory training for the blind
> > > Matt, as a blind audiologist this has always been a concern to me.
> > > first
> > > question that seems important in terms of auditory training for
> > > is
> > > that of echo location. There is very little material out there
> > > orientation
> > > and mobility trainers do not do auditory training and so far as I
> > > very few
> > > audiologist have programs specifically designed for bliend
> > >
> > > Tom
> > >
> > >
> > > Tom Brennan KD5VIJ, CCC-A/SLP
> > > web page http://titan.sfasu.edu/~g_brennantg/sonicpage.html
> > >
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