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lip-reading

a method used by deaf people to comprehend spoken words by interpreting movements of the speaker's lips
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Learning to lip-read can help people to communicate better, regain confidence and make new friends.
That's true - but they can be lip-read and it can amount to very important evidence.
The cheering was from a coachload of deaf tourists who, inquiring what was going on in the church, could only lip-read the words "funeral" and "McCririck".
And in addition to the gender clash, ``Amazon'' adds another wrinkle: A deaf contestant, Christy, who can lip-read, though conditions are rarely optimal for her to do so.
The charges were based on lip-read images from CCTV footage, which was ruled out at Southwark crown court.
Frederick had an ear implant four years ago to help him hear, but needs to lip-read over the background bustle of the classroom.
It's really great,'' said Amy Turley, who can lip-read.
Supporters claim they could lip-read Schmeichel making the alleged remark after an angry clash between the two players during last Saturday's game at Old Trafford.
Teachers at the John Tracy Clinic - a Los Angeles school Nick attended as a child - and at Calvert Street Elementary in Woodland Hills, a Los Angeles Unified school with a program for hearing-impaired, advised the family that Nick learn to speak and lip-read.