After returning to physical consciousness subsequent to having undergone a near death experience, or an out-of-body experience, many people report having “heard” subsequently verifiable sounds and speech while ostensibly disembodied. For example, Penny Sartori, a near-death experience researcher, once published an account of her interview of a man resuscitated for cardiac arrest in the hospital where she worked. This man described hearing verified spoken speech while his conscious mind was apparently disembodied during an out-of-body experience.
Another example was related by a woman called “Dawn” who underwent a out-of-body experience when her breathing stopped while desperately ill due to pneumonia.
The disembodied soul, or separable consciousness of a person undergoing an out-of-body experience does not interact with physical matter at all. We know this, because it can effortlessly pass through the solid matter of the body, as well as through solid walls and even the reinforced concrete floors of a relatively modern hospital (Case 1 in Ring 1993).
Sounds forming speech and other sounds are no more than air pressure variations varying in intensity from subtle to powerful. We hear these air pressure variations as sound, because the eardrums of our physical ears move back and forth in response to these pressure variations. But if disembodied souls can pass effortlessly through the very dense and solid physical matter of reinforced concrete, or other solid matter, this means that the separated soul is unresponsive to pressure variations transmitting and forming sounds in air. Accordingly, the disembodied soul, or separable consciousness, is effectively deaf to physical sounds such as speech, music, or other sounds transmitted through air.
So if there is a soul, or separable immaterial consciousness, then it can only perceive sounds heard and verified by other people through the senses of the body. This is a logical conclusion derived from known physical laws.