Why is it important to listen and not just hear?

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    Ashlisinclairposted 2 years ago

    Why is it important to listen and not just hear?

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    Ashlisinclairposted 2 years ago

    Let me just say there is a major difference between between listening and hearing! Listening means that you actually hear and understand what the other had said! While hearing means you are actually using one of the five senses! You might not get a full understanding

  3. Rydhyna Dwivedi profile image60
    Rydhyna Dwivediposted 2 years ago

    Hearing is simply the act of perceiving sound by the ear. If you are not hearing-impaired, hearing simply happens. Listening, however, is something you consciously choose to do. Listening requires concentration so that your brain processes meaning from words and sentences.

  4. Tusitala Tom profile image67
    Tusitala Tomposted 2 years ago

    Have you ever experienced complete silence?   It isn't easy to come by.  I recall it only a few times, mostly when sitting in a sound-proof meditation cell, and once in a very dark forest where there were no bird calls or insect sounds.

    We are generally hearing all the time, but ignoring.  For example, you might be walking down a city street.  There are the sounds of trains, buses, cars, air-conditioners, people talking.  Perhaps a Jumbo jet letting down a few miles away - even a helicopter hovering over the buildings a few blocks away.   You HEAR then all, but you're not listening.  Then someone calls you name.   

    In an instant your ARE listening.   Is that someone calling me?

    Do you understand the difference now?

  5. dashingscorpio profile image88
    dashingscorpioposted 2 years ago

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    It really comes down to who it is and what your goal is for your connection. Not (everyone) deserves your "undivided attention.
    Whenever it is obvious you haven't listened to someone they're naturally going to assume you didn't deem them "important enough" to give them your undivided attention. We listen when we care.
    Active listening is being engaging, asking follow up questions for clarification, understanding their point of view even if you disagree with it. Listening acknowledges you understood what was said!
    Note: Communication should not be confused with {action}.
    Just because someone doesn't give you what you want doesn't mean there was a "communication problem" or they didn't listen/understand.
    Listening is not an "ask and it shall be given" proposition.

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    hema777posted 2 years ago

    The slight trick in the question is that, by asking you what you were hearing, I prompted your brain to take control of the sensory experience and made you listen rather than just hear. That, in effect, is what happens when an event jumps out of the background enough to be perceived consciously rather than just being part of your auditory surroundings. The difference between the sense of hearing and the skill of listening is attention.
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