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Ben Underwood – The boy who sees without eyes

Human echolocation is the ability of humans to detect objects in their environment by sensing echoes from those objects. This ability is used by some blind people to navigate within their environment. They actively create sounds, such as by tapping their canes, lightly stomping their foot or by making clicking noises with their mouths. It can however also be fed in to the human nervous system as a new sensory experience. Human echolocation is similar in principle to active sonar and to the animal echolocation employed by some animals, including bats and dolphins.

Ben Underwood had this ability. Unfortunately, he is no more with us. Check out the below documentary on him. Give some time watch it and you won’t regret.


Extraordinary People – The boy who sees without eyes

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Part 5


Devang Vibhakar is the Founder and Editor of www.SpeakBindas.com. He has interviewed more than 350 people. His effort was recognized by Limca Book of Records, twice. He has been to Scotland as well as Germany as part of vocational & cultural exchange programs and has compiled five books so far. He's passionate about bringing forth interesting stories & interviews of entrepreneurs to avid readers of SpeakBindas. He can be reached here.

One thought on “Ben Underwood – The boy who sees without eyes

  1. Hi Devang, thanks for sharing this amazing story. Beautiful and inspiring! The quality of parenting Ben was blessed with has set another remarkable example for “nothing is impossible”.

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