Having to verbally “translate” for signing deaf friends who do not lip-read, confirmed this skill to Rachel Kolb, a masters student at Stanford University in California. She writes eloquently here, about the challenges of lip-reading.
In a TEDxStanford talk (June 2013), Rachel Kolb talked of being deaf in a hearing world, and said to not put limits on children with hearing issues.
Lip-Reading As A Communication Skill
Lip-reading is a very under-rated skill. When hearing-devices are off, it can be the ideal back-up for communicating when speech sounds are not heard. Babies are known to learn language by lip-reading from 6 to 12 months old, which is a window parents can harness if they see their child ‘reading’ faces.
Receiving A Cochlear Implant
Rachel Kolb received a cochlear implant in 2010, and wrote about this, too.
Read: Now Hearing This (sound fills comprehension gaps)
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- What Exactly Does Oral Deaf Education Involve?
- Lipreading For Children: Challenges And Benefits
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