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Seeing by Hearing

Mary Anne Hobbs talks to Daniel Kish, president of World Access for the Blind, about how he uses sound to 'see'.

Mary Anne speaks to Daniel Kish, President of World Access for the Blind, about how he uses sound to 'see'...

After Daniel lost his sight as a baby, he taught himself to navigate his surroundings using a form of echolocation called Flashsonar. This technique allows Daniel to imagine his environment by making clicking noises with his mouth and creating a mental image of his surroundings from the reflected sound.

Daniel currently holds the world record for blind cycling, and is making it his mission to empower other blind people to live more freely, by teaching them how to 'see' in the same way...

3 hours

Last on

Sun 3 Apr 2016 07:00


Music Played

  • The Beatles

    Helter Skelter

    • Apple.
  • Savages


    • Matador Records.
  • Frankie Paul

    I Know The Score

  • Happy Mondays

    Loose Fit

    • Factory.
  • Bat for Lashes

    In God's House

    • Parlophone.
  • The Passions

    I'm In Love With A German Film Star

  • Sullen Prospector

    Forest Whril

    • Bandcamp.
  • Sly & the Family Stone

    Running Away

    • Epic.
  • Mystery Jets


    • Caroline International Ltd.
  • Yann Tiersen

    Comptine D'Un Autre Été: L'Après Midi

    • Virgin.
  • Nico

    Fairest Of The Seasons

    • Verve.
  • Jake Bugg

    Gimme The Love

    • Virgin EMI.
  • Talking Heads

    And She Was

    • EMI.
  • Jenny Lee (Trentemoller Remix)

    Boom Boom

  • Saint Etienne

    Only Love Can Break Your Heart

    • Sony Music TV.
  • Cassius

    Action (feat. Mike D & Cat Power)

    • Polydor/Interscope.
  • Massive Attack & Hope Sandoval

    Paradise Circus

    • VIRGIN.
  • World Exclusive

    • Ben Lukas Boysen

      Golden Times 1

  • Otis Redding

    Mr. Pitiful

    • Atlantic.
  • The Invisible

    Save You

    • Ninja Tune.
  • Toots & The Maytals

    54-46 That's My Number

    • Island Jamaica.
  • Courtney Barnett

    Elevator Operator

    • Marathon Artists.
  • Soul II Soul

    Back to Life (However Do You Want Me) (feat. Caron Wheeler)

    • Virgin.
  • Beth Orton


    • Anti.
  • Stevie Wonder


    • Motown.
  • Daughter


  • The Sugarhill Gang

    Rapper's Delight

    • Global Television.
  • White Denim

    Ha Ha Ha Ha (Yeah)

    • Downtown Records.
  • Sharon Van Etten

    Taking Chances

    • Jagjaguwar.
  • Daniel Kish: Seeing by Hearing

    • Jackson Sisters

      I Believe In Miracles

      • 100% Pure Groove (Various Artists).
      • Telstar.
  • Richard Ashcroft

    This Is How It Feels

    • Cooking Vinyl.
  • Jimmy Scott

    Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child

  • The Meters

    Handclapping Song

    • Josie Records.
  • Young MC

    Know How

    • The Hip Hop Collection.
    • Universal Music TV.
  • The Last Shadow Puppets


    • Domino.
  • Gary Numan & Little Boots

    Venus in Furs

  • Catfish and the Bottlemen


    • Island Records.
  • R. Dean Taylor

    There's A Ghost In My House

    • Tamla Motown.
  • Father John Misty

    True Affection

    • Bella Union Records.
  • Sunriser

    • Ólafur Arnalds

      Study for Generative Piano (i)

      • Download.


  • Sun 3 Apr 2016 07:00