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lip reading,

method by which the deaf are able to read the speech of others from the movements of the lips and mouth. It is sometimes referred to as speech reading, which technically also includes the reading of facial expressions and body language. Lip reading is a medium of education in many schools for deaf children (see deafnessdeafness,
partial or total lack of hearing. It may be present at birth (congenital) or may be acquired at any age thereafter. A person who cannot detect sound at an amplitude of 20 decibels in a frequency range of from 800 to 1,800 vibrations per second is said to be hard of
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). It came into wide use after World War IWorld War I,
1914–18, also known as the Great War, conflict, chiefly in Europe, among most of the great Western powers. It was the largest war the world had yet seen.
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 in the rehabilitation of shell-shocked, or otherwise deafened, soldiers.


See publications of the National Association of Hearing and Speech Agencies (formerly American Hearing Society); O. M. Wyatt, Teach Yourself Lip-Reading (1961, repr. 1969); E. Hazard, Lipreading for the Oral Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Person (1971); J. Jeffers, Speechreading (1971).

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She can lip read even when her subject is not facing her, is speaking in an accent and has a beard.
When this user receives a call, a 3-D animated face appears on his/her computer screen, and the face's lips move in real time, synching with the caller's voice, thus allowing the deaf person to lip read.
Because she was a weaver and she could lip read every word I said to anybody in the hall.
High-quality video conferencing is significantly improving deaf education for students throughout the world, whether it's the ability to sign and lip read over video, or programs like the Virtual Professional Development Network that uses video to train deaf educators across the United States," said Michael Baker.
She learned to lip read Welsh and although British Sign Language is in English, there are different signs in Welsh.
Their aim was to provide after-care service, help with rehabilitation and show patients how to use their hearing aids, teach them how to lip read and show aids available for their homes.
So many people have worked so hard to learn to lip read, use sign language and to make and hear music,often by using their sense of touch.