Inspiring 14 year old

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14 year old Ben Underwood may be blind but he learnt how to see with sound - echolocation.

The amazing Ben Underwood
The amazing Ben Underwood

14 year old Ben Underwood may be blind but he learnt how to see with sound!

A cancer called retinoblastoma took both of Ben's eyes when he was a toddler, but he never let his blindness prevent him from navigating the world.

Much to the amazement of those around him, including his teachers and doctors, he taught himself a skill called echolocation commonly used by bats and dolphins but rarely documented in humans. By making clicking noises with his tongue and listening to the sound waves he created, he learned to identify objects and get around safely.