lipreading


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lip•read•ing

(ˈlɪpˌri dɪŋ)

n.
a method, as by a deaf person, of understanding spoken words by interpreting the movements of a speaker's lips without hearing the sounds made.
[1870–75]
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Noun1.lipreading - perceiving what a person is saying by observing the movements of the lips
sensing, perception - becoming aware of something via the senses
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A LOUGHBOROUGH charity is looking for people to become lipreading tutors.
AS the economy heads down the device invented by Thomas Crapper, it's reassuring to know people will still find work just as long as they re-train as lipreading experts.
Lipreading Ability and Its Cognitive Correlates in Typically Developing Children and Children With Specific Language Impairment.
I have no problem with that but then my lipreading skills aren't that great.
Techniques for assessing auditory speech perception and lipreading enhancement in young deaf children.
Brammer et al., "Activation of auditory cortex during silent lipreading," Science, vol.
For example, a completely deaf witness may be able to understand questions through lipreading and answer questions verbally without difficulty or through written responses.
And the better a person is at lipreading, the more neural activity there is in the brain's auditory cortex, scientists reported April 4.
We offer training courses in British Sign Language, Lipreading and Deaf Awareness.
The problem with lipreading is that spoken language has too many visual homonyms--words that sound differently but look alike on the lips.