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Yes; the receiver has a headphone jack that does not affect the HDMI output.
You can just listen to the TV speakers if you want, and not connect any speakers to the receiver, but I will bet that if you connect a relatively inexpensive set of speakers to the receiver, the sound will be so much better that you may not even want to use the headphones. Built-in TV speakers range from fair to horrible.
The Boston Acoustics CS23 speakers, for example, are only $80 per pair and will sound pretty good.