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Find your inner bat

(6 Posts)
Bags Sat 08-Jun-13 06:56:26

Learn how to use echolocation.

MiceElf Sat 08-Jun-13 07:30:15

Fascinating. But why do I find it so hard to detect the direction of siren sounding emergency vehicles when I'm driving?

Bags Sat 08-Jun-13 08:19:49

White noise around you? Being shut in a box? Stuff like that should cover it.

Butty Sat 08-Jun-13 09:37:38

I've recently spent time with a friend who is blind. When she stands up after sitting for a while, instead of moving off naturally as a seeing person would, she remains still and quiet for about 10 seconds, feeling and listening to her surrounding, especially when in a place with which she is unaccustomed.

goldengirl Sat 08-Jun-13 12:08:37

I'm like you MiceElf I can't tell the direction until the vehicle is right up my ..... even with the windows open. Could be the wind? And then I get anxious about trying to pull over

Elegran Sat 08-Jun-13 12:24:55

A "New siren call" which could better show where it was coming from was big news on Friday 15 September 1995. New siren call

I wonder what happened to that good idea? People in West Yorkshire must have given ot the thumbs down, or maybe it was going to cost someone some money.