oralism

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oralism

(ôr′ə-lĭz′əm)
n.
The theory or practice of teaching hearing-impaired or deaf persons to communicate by means of spoken language.

o′ral·ist adj. & n.

oralism

(or′ăl-ĭzm)
The instruction of hearing-impaired students with speech or speech reading rather than with signed or finger-spelled words.