I have been thinking about this question for quite some time now, and it's very frustrating that I cannot find a definite answer. Everyone that I have asked stumbled through trying to give me an explanation that doesn't even answer my question. Some people say English but how does that make sense? They've never learned a language before, and therefore, can't think in English. One kid I asked immediately responded with Spanish. He said that it's how the wavelengths in our brain work-- Spanish is natural for our brains, he said. I find this answer most likely to be inaccurate. I Google searched my question also, and most of the responses explained that deaf people think in sign language, if that makes sense. But what about when they're old enough to understand concepts, but they haven't learned sign language quite yet? What do you think?
Understanding that deaf people that once people have learned sign language and then that's the language they think in, leads me to my next question. If you're just sitting quietly thinking to yourself, you can realize that when hearing people think, they hear a voice inside their heads talking to themselves pretty much. Do deaf people have this voice that they hear inside their head? I believe that the answer to this question is no because if they were born deaf, they have never heard a voice in their life so how would they know what one sounds like? They have not heard the sound of anything. Can they not imagine sounds as something crashes to the floor? Once again, they have no idea what it sounds like . . . What do you think? Can someone explain all of this to me?