About Lip Reading
Lip reading (also known as speech reading) is an art of perceiving speech through the observations of an individual’s lip movement, facial expressions, gestures, body language and other visual clues. It is an important skill that is practiced by hearing impaired individuals as part of their engagement with others in social settings.
In normal conversations, hearing individuals communicate with others through speaking and listening. However, such conversation can be difficult for hearing impaired individuals and they often have to lip read in order to understand what is being communicated. This requires extra concentration and effort, making it hard to interact in social settings.
While it can be challenging at first, the ability to lip read can be achieved through regular practice. This would enhance how hearing impaired individuals socialise and can influence their overall well-being.