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When You’re Learning How to Read Lips No. 4

When you are learning how to lipread, it can be really helpful to get some instruction on lipreading theory. For example, knowing which sounds look alike can be helpful. If the first thing you see doesn’t make sense, then you can do a quick substitution of another sound. This takes practice in addition to knowledge about theory. See the YouTube link below for a sample exercise. My Lipreading Challenge on YouTube has many more examples!


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    Sandra Vandenhoff

    Dr. Sandra Vandenhoff is an audiologist with hearing loss, founder of HEARa, Hearing Rehabilitation teacher, and Canadian author, who does not remember saying on her first day of wearing hearing aids: "Mom, I can hear my shoelaces!"

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