October 17, 2011 in Hearing Loss & Deafness
|Guest Bio: Gael Hannan
Date & Time: Oct 27 2011 – 7:00pmTopic Summary:
Speechreading is a skill that improves with practice. Some people may be naturally better at it, just as some people have a knack for carpentry or music. But all people with hearing loss, whether congenital or acquired, can learn to be a better speechreader, for better communication. Speechreading is a bit like a puzzle. What do I see on her face? What do I hear her saying? What’s the subject we’re discussing? Put it all together and – eureka! This all happens almost without our realizing it, and the more we practice, the better we get.
Reading Faces: An Introduction to Speechreading is a fun webinar that will introduce participants to the basics of speechreading as an important communication strategy. The webinar will also include information on speechreading courses and ideas for practice in everyday life. Participants should have a small mirror available to practice lip movements during the course of the webinar.