Lipreading (1 of 6)

Lipreading is the recognition of speech by watching the talker's lip and facial movements without hearing their voice. Although most adults lipread to some extent, high levels of accuracy are not the norm. When faced with hearing loss, frequently adults will try to improve their lipreading ability. Typically, the focus is on learning commonly confused consonants (visemes) and learning to rely on conversational context. This approach provides the implicit message that little information is available on the talker’s face and that learning to lipread is about learning to guess from context. Research has provided evidence that much more information is available than was previously thought and that developing fast efficient word recognition is important for improving lipreading ability.

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