I think they can.. I've heard of people coming out of a coma and having heard their loved ones talk to them. I think it also depends on a chemical induced coma, or what degree coma the person might be in..
Apparently it IS possible (in some instances) that the person in the coma can hear you, so for this reason, I guess it's best to speak of positive things when in the presence of the patient.
Don't speak as if the person is not there.
Always be very conscious that what you say MAY POSSIBLY be heard.
Hope this helps.
Yes, people in a coma can hear you. Play their favourite music, read something they may like, or simply just talk to them.
I had a patient once who came in while in a coma and we did all the things that I mentioned and she woke up and told us her name, and she was hungry.
It depends on how deep the coma is, but there are numerous cases where people awoke from comas and remembered being spoken to. As with dreams, there must be many others where people do hear, but do not remember it.
it,s what most doctors belive...
coma is like a really deep sleep so i think u can hear what people say...
If CT scan indicates brain stem is dead, then it is only due to reflex action from spinal. If brain stem is dead then they are like Living Vegetables. Better to face reality at the earliest. If it is motor region or any other part, still hope is there.Then sometimes even voice and gentle touch from near and dear ones like kids can invoke good results.
I have not read any empirical data on this one. But I do recall reading that when in anesthetized or in some states of Coma like states, you can hear what is being said around you and for that reason those around you should be very mindful of their statements. It may have to do with the level of brain wave activity, but I believe that on some level one can hear what is being said. I would refrain from saying anything negative in these situations. But this is just my personal opinion.