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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Dutka
44 years experience Neurology
Difficult question: Coma is a difficult behavioral state to define. Most people think it is a sleep like state with lack of immediate reactions to stimuli. There are st ... Read More
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Dr. Jason Adler
23 years experience Pediatric Critical Care
Hard to know: It is hard to know if people in a coma can hear you. Health care providers often encourage family members to interact with their loved one in appropri ... Read More
Dr. Dennis Clifford
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No: In true coma there is no recognition of anything in the environment. Sometimes people who have been in a coma remember conversations, but many times t ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Good question: In some cases, communication is possible, especially in so called akinetic mutism or locked in syndrome, but if coma is due to severe brain injury or ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Felix Brizuela
31 years experience Neurology
No: if they can hear, it is not a coma. Of course, there is that whole out of body argument. Cannot comment on this. No matter what any Physician tells ... Read More
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
Depends on level: Coma is a complex condition and there are various levels of coma. In deep coma one can not hear but it is not like the movies where someone in a deep ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Devon Webster
21 years experience Medical Oncology
Likely yes!: I can answer this from personal experience. I spent months in an ICU on a ventilator and i was in a coma for part of that time. I heard a lot more tha ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Goldie
47 years experience Pediatric Neurology
It depends: There are many forms of coma. With light coma the patient can be aware and remember everything that occurs around him. In deeper forms they may be a ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Singer
50 years experience Pediatric Neurology
No: Coma is usually defined as unconscious unresponsiveness. During coma an individual cannot hear. However during an acute or chronic vegetative state ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kerrie Pinkney
26 years experience Palliative Care
Yes they can. : We used to think not, but after interviewing those patients who have awakened from their coma state, they clearly have some but not total recall of s ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Claudia Kunrath
25 years experience Pediatric Critical Care
It can be true: Coma is a state where people do not respond to the environment. There are several causes of coma. It can be induced by medications, can be caused by t ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mike Bowman
18 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Maybe: Depends on why they are in the coma as to whether or not their hearing nerve pathways might be working. Your doctors may or may not be able to tell y ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Singer
50 years experience Pediatric Neurology
No: Coma is usually defined as unconscious unresponsiveness. During coma an individual cannot hear. However during an acute or chronic vegetative state ... Read More

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