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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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Within what might loosely be termed the auditory sensory memory paradigm, silently presented lipread items typically behave as if they are heard rather than seen.
Visitors are asked to take part in a fun challenge to lipread and guess what is said in examples of everyday conve n rsation - and see just how confusing they can be for people who are deaf.
She can speak and lipread and eventually learns sign language.
I mainly communicate through sign language, although I can lipread depending on people's accents - I find it hard to lipread someone from the North
I spent three years learning to lipread but people didn't know I was deaf so it looked like I was staring at them.
Working alongside other professionals, such as teachers and interpreters, communication support workers provide support for students by helping them understand and produce written material, adapting the language of learning materials so that students understand them more easily, taking notes in class and suggesting ways that the school or college environment can be improved to make it easier for students to use hearing aids or lipread.
Disruption of memory for lipread lists by irrelevant speech: Further support for the changing state hypothesis.
Jo Hobbs, tutor for deaf students, said: "Learning to lipread can help people to communicate better, regain confidence and make new friends.
Widowed Mrs Cottrell made numerous attempts to set up this meeting via email and suggested possible dates that would suit her and her lipspeaker - who is professionally trained to be easy to lipread.
I decided I had to give up before the day came when I lipread someone saying: 'Why doesn't that fat old sod just get off
Two fans independently contacted police to complain they had lipread a racist taunt in the Premiership match.
Teachers, parents and others who wish to instill acceptable standards of behaviour into the children have referred to specific incidents where it has been possible to lipread obscenities on television where highly paid footballers behave like naughty spoilt brats and swear and show a complete lack of respect to referees.