Can the unconscious hear?

There was this fire safety drill in our office and the trainer was explaining how to treat an unconscious person. He said you need to shock him and shout at him. I quite understood why the shock was necessary, but shouting? Can the unconscious really hear?

Web search got me to many (like this) where people have narrated successful stories where speaking to the unconscious has worked.

Yahoo answers got me to this explanation

It is often believed that even if they don’t understand it is a conscious sense that they do hear and understand the intent of speech while in a coma. Many physicians recommend that the family members do speak or read to comatose patients. They believe that it is beneficial in the healing process.

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