As I’ve touched on in previous articles, lipreading is, at best, an art. One of the most common questions I have been asked by those who are losing their hearing or have loved ones who are is, “Where can I learn?”. The answer, I believe is not in location but in time. Your personal experience in navigating communication with hearing loss and your natural abilities will dictate your ability to lipread well. There are, however, some cool tools I have discovered that can test your abilities and give you some practice. Check these out.
Charlie’s Lipreading Challenge
FREE Lipreading Practice!
Lipreading Courses for Purchase
Sensimetrics SEEING AND HEARING SPEECH
(software) Lessons in Lipreading and Listening $85
(software) I See What You Say DVD with Manual $49
Lipreading course and tools from Australian researcher Mary Allen, PhD, an experienced lipreader.
Products such as cards, CD-ROMs and DVDs range from $AU25 – $AU65
Read My Quips
Puzzles and exercises to enhance speechreading/lipreading in noise
$39.99 for starter and $99.99 for home complete systems
Natural Vs. Taught Lipreading