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Adults who are born deaf can see better

11th November 2010

A study conducted by the University of Sheffield has found that adults who are born deaf can see better than people with good hearing.

The research team revealed that deaf adults and teenagers react more quickly to objects in their peripheral vision than hearing people. The Royal National Institute for Deaf People, said the results could have positive consequences for those who are born deaf and that they may, for example, show that deaf people could be more proficient in jobs which depend on the ability to see a wide area of activities and respond quickly to situations.

 

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