“Vision can influence sound and sound can influence vision,” according to one researcher who is currently testing this idea on sighted and visually impaired people. Pairing sounds, sights and textures, it appears that he is right. When we hear certain sounds, we picture specific items.
This information is now being used to give auditory signals that tell a visually impaired person about the environment around them using a device that translates images into sounds.
Included in this link is a detailed article and video with the two researchers who are working on this today.
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Device Plays Sounds to Let Blind People ‘See’