The results suggest that lipreading
success depends on a person's ability to "hear" the words formed by moving lips, Saalasti said.
Rob Burley, head of public affairs and campaigns at Action on Hearing Loss, said: "One in six of us have some form of hearing loss, and lipreading
classes provide life changing support and new skills.
Around 500,000 people in Wales are deaf or hard of hearing but there are currently very few qualified lipreading
The findings follow the release of the charity's new Paying Lip Service report, which looked at the barriers preventing people with hearing loss from accessing lipreading
classes throughout England and Wales.
Remove your face mask or wear a clear face shield to facilitate lipreading
1998) Early lipreading
ability and speech and language development in hearing-impaired pre-schoolers.
A selection of equipment to help people in their homes; Vicky and Ron enjoy a meat out with the Holyhead Lipreading
Group; Angela and Alistair at an information event delivered in their preferred language - British Sign Language; Kyle checks out the equipment with Technical Officer, Jackie Claydon
An unstoppable force of nature, her adventures lipreading
the bad guys' conversations for the FBI were grist for a cable TV series called "Sue Thomas: F.
However, speechreading performance was 97% correct when augmented with audible speech as tested at the word level with The Craig Lipreading
Inventory (Craig, 1964/1990).
Wonderfully unlikely turns of phrase appear like bits of brilliant but nonchalant cocktail conversation: "The buffalo of philosophy"; "a jaw of pines and water towers"; "Day is a fine discrimination to get away with / lipreading
through the moving leaves"; "Schoolkids jumping the jellyfish fences / Wearing cranberry jackets / Through the paisley briars and stars / In starred wire.
Psychological applications include visual recognition of letters and/or digits (Townsend, 1971), visual recognition of textures (Cho, Yang, & Hallett, 2000), lipreading
tasks (Manning & Shofner, 1991), auditory recognition tasks (Morgan, Chambers, & Morton, 1973), taste recognition (Hettinger, Gent, Marks, & Frank, 1999), odor discrimination (Kent, Youngentob, & Sheehe, 1995), and tactile recognition (Vega-Bermudez, Johnson, & Hsiao, 1991).
There is a desperate shortage of lipreading
teachers in many areas of the UK.