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Depends what you mean by "a sound".
If that is a physical event, a wave that travels through the air, then yes.
If you mean a mental event of hearing, do you mean that process of hearing which requires ears and a brain? Then: No.
But if you mean simply a mental event like that one we call hearing a tree fall, which does't obviously require a brain or ears (etc.), then it may be that God, or disembodied spirits hear the crash.
So in this case: Maybe.