Courtney started a fascinating conversation with Being Deaf and thinking. The entry brings up an interview I did with a reporter years ago. How the topic came up, I don’t remember. Somehow, our conversation turned to when I talk or think, I can “hear” words in my head. But I had hearing aids to help me “auralize” words. What would I think if I had never heard a sound in my life? Anyone out there who has been in this situation?
For instance, I’m thinking of the words I type and “hearing” them in my head. Do all hearing people do this? I thought of the word “apple.” I hear it. Sometimes I see it, but more often I hear the word than see the object. Perhaps, this is because so many words don’t have a tangible including tangible as well as is, are, our, quick, and so on.