If a sound was in the forest, did a tree fall?: If a tree fell in the forest and EVERYONE saw it, did it make a sound?
It’s funny if you think about it. Sound is all in our heads not necessarily in our ears.
Sound is another way to read our environment. I will go so far as to say it is evidence of how we see ourselves as we watch something else. Kind of like 2 mirrors facing each other, except without infinite reflection.
OK, MY POINT:
If we all saw the tree fall:
The audiophile will be inspired to incorporate a new pattern and sound effect.
The deaf man will sense the power and mass of leaves shaking and earth pounding.