Do you have sharper or heightened senses because of your blindness?
A lot of people ask me this question, in several different ways. "Is your hearing better than all your other senses?" Actually, I'd have to say that my long-term memory is better than anything! I'm just good at remembering things, but not good at remembering what I had for lunch a week ago yesterday. My caregiver and I have a running joke, well, I have better hearing, and she has better smell.
I wouldn't say that my hearing is better as a direct result of my blindness. I'd say it's just simply a result of a lot of practice, (well-training.) If you practice a lot at anything you're going to get to be an expert in that area. If you get the chance to practice from birth, it just becomes natural after a while.