As the title says, can an earth elemental see while using Earth Glide?
I don't see anything in particular in its stat block that would make me think it could see or hear. They have no tremorsense, and darkvision seems like it would not be terribly useful when swimming in dirt and/or stone. Stone is fairly effective at stopping sound, and without specialized hearing or sight, I suspect them to be blind and deaf while using Earth Glide.
Is this another example of an oversight by the writers of 3.5?
Note: This appears to be updated in 5e since the earth elemental in that system has tremorsense.