In a previous article — Audio Books: Is Hearing Reading? — we asked aloud if listening to a book with your ears provided an identical experience as reading one with your eyes.
Today, I ask you this question:
Do Books Create Sound?
I’m not talking about the purposeful sounds described in text on the
page by the author — I am talking about the legitimate, indigenous,
sound a book creates — or not — inside your head as you read and add
your own measure of imagination and wonderment to the experience of
reading the book.
Is sound created in the painting below? If yes, how is that possible?
Do we learn to hear or are we born with the ability to hear in all circumstances?
Do we hear only with our ears or do our bodies and our eyes hear as well?
If you believe books create sound, where is that sound found?
What creates the environment out of the echo?
If books create sound — does that mean the Deaf are
able to “hear” those sounds as well? Is reading then a remedy for the
Deaf and Hearing impaired?