This has been fascinating!
When I read Miz A's post, I reacted with "Well, of course
flavors have texture!" Then I had to stop and think...
I, too, have loud tinnitus. I'm sitting here in the middle of a blizzard, with the sound of the wind driving the snow across the fields, making drifts. There is an occasional gong in my left ear, causing deafness that lasts a wee bit. Occasionally a very short trumpet blast. And, yet, I still hear very well.
Music, oh my goodness. I liked some musicians and disliked others, even if I liked the song. I finally figured out - or my choir leader did and told me - that I have perfect pitch. (There is a new, better name for it but I can't remember it.) Hearing music that is even a hair off key is painful, like lightening striking through my brain.
Intuition... is it really instinct (or psychic), or is it just a super-fast string of "observe, apply logic, deduce"? My mother worked in the Reading and Study Skills Lab at a well-known university. She had no Special Ed type training except the research she did going along - but she got to the point where she could read a student's paper once, and know what kind of learning disability they had.
I'm the same way with dogs and horses; I know what they're thinking. I'm not "reading their minds." I'm processing body language, sound, and sometimes smell, and using that to put myself in their heads.
Oops, almost got into lecture mode there. I can bore y'all into idiocy talking about that stuff.
Oh, I also see spoken words in print.
Time to go to bed!