Tom Kane

Tom Kane

Hearing Consultant

WHAT IS LIP READING LIKE FOR THE DEAF

Last Friday saw the end of another ten online sessions of Coping with a Hearing Loss through Lipreading.

The sessions are designed to inform, educate, entertain and help people who have lost all or some of their hearing and to understand the quirks of the English language, such as the fact that only up to 35% of English speech is lip readable

Homophones are words that look the same on the lips but have a different meaning, we ended the term with the group practising their lipreading skills with the following sentences

  • I QUIRK IN A JOB THAT’S SELLS MENS
  • HAVE YOU BADE THE MILL ?
  • SHOW WASHED THE FARMER CHEER THE LAPS
  • THE WEAN LISTENED TO THE WIRE BUT COULD NOT KEEP A QUAKE

Read these out in front of a mirror look at the lip shapes the words form and see if you can see what they are really saying

Come and join me next term and I will give you the answers and see that lip reading can be fun 

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