Monday, June 19, 2017
Multisensory Perception-Lip Reading
Speech reading is often used synonymously with the term lip reading. Speech reading is using what you see on the speaker’s lips as well as facial expressions and gestures to understand conversation. Everyone, even those with normal hearing, use visual cues. In a very noisy room, most people watch as well as listen to understand.
Speech therapy can be beneficial for but people with hearing loss and people wishing to communicate with them. People with early-onset deafness are usually better at speech reading. This is especially true for people whos deafness is profound and, began before the bulk of language acquisition. Recent research shows that early-onset deaf individuals are usually able to speech read, from a silent face, more tan twice as many words and sentences than hearing individuals.