That line of thought makes a lot of sense, especially with what we're seeing in the development of prosthetic devices.
With profound hearing loss there are new cochlear implants that represent sounds by tone generation. The brain has to learn these patterns, as to a hearing person it would just be so many beeps, but as the brain compensates the person begins to hear the sounds of the world around them in the signal.
Similarly with the CCD based ocular implants in development.
The brain is a complex and mysterious organ. How it interprets sensory data is amazing.