Right, so my #blog is up and running again. I’m still quite unsure about how to use the platform so it is still a bit of a mess but I am learning. I’m looking for some #ideas on what to post about. I don’t want to throw out content that people who follow me are not interested in. I want the opposite of that, I want you to #learn and #engage with it. So please feel free to #comment below what you would like me to start #writing about. One #idea was #hearing tech you can use to enhance your #experience with a hearing aid or cochlear implant. Let me know what you #think below.
Lipreading Challenge ANSWERS!
Video 1: “Your boot is full”
(Most assume I said “you’re beautiful” - proves that lipreading isn’t all what it seems!)
Video 2: “Lipreading is 80% guesswork, it’s really hard”
This challenge is what I experience on a daily basis, constantly trying to figure out what people are saying. Add on accents, beards or anything covering the mouth, which makes it 10x harder. •
If I ask you to repeat yourself, please do! I’m more likely to get it the 2nd/3rd time round, and if you say “I’ll tell you later/It doesn’t matter”, it bugs us not knowing what was said and it might’ve been important. You could explain in a different way, use diagrams, or type it out! Communication is a two way process, we have to meet in the middle!
We're looking back on the National Lipreading Week 2019 & have loved the great feedback from the Top Tips.
As promised, we have the answers to our challenge from our amazing supporters below! Check all our socials if you missed any.
Naomi: "What is your outfit of the day?!"
Sam: [Challenge 1] "I love you" [Challenge 2] "The key to lipreading is keeping your mouth clear so people who need to lipread can see what you're saying"
Ellie: [Challenge 1] "Your boot is full"
[Challenge 2] Lipreading is 80% guesswork, it's really hard"
Wayne: "I love musical theatre"
Louise: "I am deaf and proud"
Luke: "Put on your best suit"
Ed: "I'm so looking forward to the weekend"
Freya: "Happy Lipreading Awareness Day"
Liam: Hearing Aid users lipread too"
Lisa: "Signing babies are happy babies"
It's NATIONAL LIPREADING AWARENESS week ! We wanted to share with you a page @actiononhearingloss that challenges the misconceptions of lipreading, as well as helps hearing people better communicate with hearing impaired people! 👂🏻👄
88116 September, 2019
As part of #NationalLipreadingAwarenessWeek , we decided to share our #lipreading clip created by our #BSLTutor . Many people assume that D/deaf people can lipread but it's an extremely difficult skill. How good is your lipreading? Check out our Twitter or FB pages to see the clip and have a go! @actiononhearingloss https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=2398189903610667&id=967663219996683&sfnsn=mo
8015 September, 2019
Speaking, singing, shouting, interrupting and all talking at once (which we’re really bad at 🙈). How my little guy keeps up I have no idea, but somehow, a lot to do with lip reading, he does ❤️ This week has been National Lip Reading Awareness week 👄 For us with a deaf child lip reading is something we are learning to be really conscious of - even when he is wearing his hearing aids he relies so much on lip reading to understand. Something to remember to be aware of when you’re around people with a hearing loss. Making sure they can see your face and read your lips can make so much difference ❤️ What am I saying?! @actiononhearingloss#nationallipreadingawarenessweek#deafness#deafaware#lipreading#childhooddeafness#thismamadoes
We just want to say a big thank you to everyone who took part in our challenge! Lipreading has many misconceptions to it & our aim this past week was to let everyone see just how difficult it can be. For some, lipreading is a sole necessity relied on alongside facial expression and context amongst many other things.
We know how difficult this can be in the work environment, education system and even just in every day life.
We have compiled 8 Top Tips for people who do not lipread, to clear misconceptions and educate.
Feel free to comment any more you would like to add.
Our inspirational supporter @tinytalksuttoncoldfield takes on our challenge! Can you guess what Lisa is saying?
Post your answer below...We'll reveal the answers at the end of the week.
Take on the challenge! Post your video & don't forget to tag us for a chance to be featured on our page... .
ANSWER: "Signing babies are happy babies"
Today marks the end of national lip reading awareness week and I wanted to share one of my funniest lip reading moments.
In high school, I was at a party with a friend. Music was blasting, and I couldn’t hear all that much, so I deferred to lip reading. One of my friends pointed out this guy that she thought was cute. This cute guy was at the end of the room, chatting with a friend of his. There were at least 15 people between us and them.
My friend couldn’t hear a thing they were saying - they were too far away and it was too loud. Naturally, I looked at these two guys and I was able to lip read their conversations! That’s how I found out that guy’s name was Kyle. Long story short, I walked up to him, introduced him to my friend, and kept calling him Kyle the entire night.
Lip reading can be difficult, but need a lot of practice. Some deaf people can lip read and some deaf people don’t. Lip read when you talk to deaf person without voice they may understand you, try not to speak too fast , make sure your mouth empty , no chewing gum, no cigarette, and no food, all these can be difficult for deaf to read your lip, for men make sure you have short Moustache not covered your lip, so deaf people can read your lip better. Also don’t cover your hand on your lip.
When you learn sign language, you can communicate with deaf people without voice when you move your lip and they will understand both lip read and sign language. #deafawareness#lipreading#nationallipreading#lipread#signlanguage#deafcommunity#deaf#deafness#hardofhearin#signon
11011 September, 2019
It's Lipreading Awareness Week
Our hilarious & lovely Ambassador @samanthabaines gets in on our Lipreading Challenge, posting not one, but TWO videos.
Can you guess what she is saying?
Swipe right for the more difficult video.
Lipreading is a skill that is relied on heavily in the Deaf population. Effective lipreading can help demolish communication barriers and enhance communication. As a result, this can positively impact a Deaf persons confidence in social situations! 😃
Hearing Loss journey 19: These text messages show when I had to rely on my husband to let me know if I was setting off the smoke detector while cooking. I cannot hear it. If it goes off continuously fire trucks would be on there way for no reason. @khunchokrw You are a gift, being so kind to me on this journey❤️ Sharing these posts to let you know God will always find a way/someone to help you in your struggles! And also to make you more aware of what others with hearing loss go through. I have been meeting so many people with hearing loss lately. Even today.
172197 September, 2019
Cheers to the weekend! Book @janinehallqueenoflips for your next party and unlock your destiny with a reading by the Queen of Lips. Interested? Link in bio💋
A little party never killed nobody! @janinehallqueenoflips 💋founder of @theorganiclipbalmcompany 💋is now taking bookings in Queensland, Australia for lip readings at your next hens, birthday, corporate function, baby shower, you name it! She will read it! Find out more via link on bio💋
👉Not in Queensland and interested in having Janine at your next soirée? No problem! Get in touch anyway. You never know where The Queen of Lips might be travelling next. #whyreadmindswhenyoucanreadlips
15835 September, 2019
A little party never killed nobody! @janinehallqueenoflips 💋founder of @theorganiclipbalmcompany 💋is now taking bookings in Queensland, Australia for lip readings at your next hens, birthday, corporate function, baby shower, you name it! She will read it! Find out more via link in bio💋 👉Not in Queensland and interested in having Janine at your next soirée? No problem! Get in touch anyway. You never know where The Queen of Lips might be travelling next. #whyreadmindswhenyoucanreadlips
10114 September, 2019
A little party never killed nobody! @janinehallqueenoflips 💋founder of @theorganiclipbalmcompany 💋is now taking bookings in Queensland, Australia for lip readings at your next hens, birthday, corporate function, baby shower, you name it! She will read it! Find out more via link on bio💋 👉Not in Queensland and interested in having Janine at your next soirée? No problem! Get in touch anyway. You never know where The Queen of Lips might be travelling next. #whyreadmindswhenyoucanreadlips
🙅🏻♀️BUSTING THE LIP READING MYTH 👄
The most common comment I receive when people discover I’m Deaf is “Oh... so you read lips!” or “You can’t hear, so you must be able to read my lips really well.” (While exaggerating the movement of their mouth)
Yes... I try to read lips as best as I can, but only 30% of speech is actually visible on the lips. So, that means 70% of the puzzle is missing. Lip reading is no way near as effective as sign language is for communication and it’s not some kind of superpower that Deaf people are born with. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I’ve included some snippets of a video “Can You Read My Lips” by Rachel Kolb (produced by Little Moving Pictures). PLEASE WATCH! The clips bring to life how difficult lip reading is. Deaf people are no more skilled than hearing people are when it comes to reading lips. 👄