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If a person is born deaf, what language do they think in?

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Came across this question and it really made me wonder. Please share your thoughts. All answers are welcome.
asked Jan 27, 2016 in Miscellaneous by benbailey (5,400 points)
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Everyone has a voice in their head, however, not all voices are the same. Some voices are sound based, however, if you're deaf, your voice is much more likely to be visually based. Sound doesn't have any meaning to a deaf person therefore, it only stands to reason that a visual picture or ASL (American Sign Language) is how they "hear" and think. 

 

If the person was born being able to hear, they may look at it a bit differently than someone who was born deaf however, they will no longer hear the sound so they may also see it as a pictorial graphic in lieu of sound as we know it.

 

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http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/food-and-drink/features/does-someone-born-with-a-hearing-loss-hear-an-inner-voice-9012669.html

 

https://www.quora.com/If-a-person-is-born-deaf-which-language-do-they-think-in

answered Jan 29, 2016 by Countrymom (8,550 points)

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