Deafness Information

Advice on Lipreading star[offsite link]
If you choose to attempt to use the method of lipreading with a Deaf person, please visit this site for helpful advice.

ATLA - Association of Teachers of Lipreading to Adults star[offsite link]
This is a UK based organization, covering the area of teaching lipreading to adults.

Difficulties of Lip reading star
Even fully hearing people do not hear everything. What we don’t hear is filled in giving the impression we have heard everything. For the deaf the gaps are bigger and our brains have to fill in a lot more .

Finding Lip Reading Classes star
Is there really a class for lip reading? Yes in fact there are many and teachers can be trained so they can help you learn better.

How we lip read star[offsite link]
This offers wonderful insight for those who feel that the Deaf should communicate via lipreading.

Learn more about Lip reading star[offsite link]
Learn more about lip reading skills

Lipreading star[offsite link]
This site gives some useful information about how to assist someone who lipreads.

Lipreading star[offsite link]
Here are some leaflets that can be downloaded in PDF format, which will assist those who lipread.

Lipreading - why would you need it? star
Lip reading, why do you need it? If you are sometimes having trouble understanding speech, one of the best things you can do for yourself is learn lip reading. Learning lip reading can help you communicate better even if you can't hear everything.

Lipreading Defined star[offsite link]
A detailed article in the people´s encyclopaedia about Lip reading

Lipreading Explanation star[offsite link]
This site offers a brief insight into how the Deaf feel about lipreading.

Lipreading helps people to cope with hearing loss star[offsite link]
Here is some basic information about lipreading with links to lots of other deafness related areas.

Lipreading, speechreading and the hearing-impaired star
Both Deaf and hearing individuals use different methods of communication. While one relies heavily on speech tone, the other relies heavily on sign language.

Misconceptions of Lipreading star[offsite link]
Valuable information on misconceptions of lipreading and hearing aid use.

Testing Lip Reading star
How good is lip reading? Can people really read lips without any sound and understand what is being said?

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