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can a person in a coma hear things at all?

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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 or minimally responsive state, during which patients may appear to be in coma, a patient may have memory of what is said.
Answered on Dec 10, 2013
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