How do we perceive reality? What role does the body play in the act of perception? Making the Body Heard takes up a neglected aspect of perceiving our surroundings, inner and outer. It shows how perceptual habit has encrusted a receptivity to impressions. It argues that we must relinquish a hold on visual metaphor in favor of the auditory and tactile. Through the development of a new organ of perception, we are able to come into contact with velty and existence. The study of perception includes an investigation of perceptual dimension and voice.