more on listening
to give attention with the ear (and i say heart)
attend closely for the purpose of hearing
to pay attention
to wait attentively for a sound
to listen for sounds of their return
informal definition - to convey a particular impression to the hearer; sound: "The new recording doesn't listen as well as the old one."
to listen is to try to hear, to hear is simply to perceive with the ear... (i believe it is more)
at least for me it's more...there is a reason for the listening.
there are tons of synonyms:
grace and peace
oh, i got an ipad...doing a little playing on it