These three people are deaf.
They, along with 50 per cent of all deaf people with schizophrenia, ‘hear’ voices.
Research carried out recently has begun to unpick this contradictory psychological phenomenon, and may change the way that voice hallucinations are understood in hearing people too.
Can you be deaf and still hear?
Cochlear implants allow deaf people to receive and process sounds and speech. However, these devices do not restore normal hearing. They are tools that allow sound and speech to be processed and sent to the brain. Anyone who can hear well enough with hearing aids is not a good candidate for cochlear implants.
Can hearing loss cause auditory hallucinations?
BACKGROUND: Similar to visual hallucinations in visually impaired patients, auditory hallucinations are often suggested to occur in adults with hearing impairment. However, research on this association is limited. Auditory hallucinations mostly consisted of voices (51%), music (36%), and doorbells or telephones (24%).
Can a deaf person hear vibrations?
Can Deaf People Hear Music? (Answer: Yes, They Can) Hearing people always assume that there is only one way to enjoy music, and that is by listening/ hearing to it. Second, deaf people can feel the vibrations produced by the music being played and consume those vibrations through their body.