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I hear with my eyes

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I hear with my eyes

  1. 1. I have ahearing loss
  2. 2. and I want tocommunicate
  3. 3. with YOU.
  4. 4. You might notice that I stare
  5. 5. at your lips.
  6. 6. Why?
  7. 7. Am I thinking about
  8. 8. ???
  9. 9. Definitely NOT!
  10. 10. I need to see your
  11. 11. because I lipread.
  12. 12. I don’t careif your lips look like
  13. 13. I stare becauseI HEAR with my EYES.
  14. 14. I stare to “see” sounds like:
  15. 15. DON’T expect me to lipread:
  16. 16. theback of your head,
  17. 17. in the dark,
  18. 18. Shouting(it distortsyour lips),
  19. 19. orthrough your Hands.
  20. 20. I need to see your lips.
  21. 21. Don’t whisper in my ear.
  22. 22. Just show me your lips!
  23. 23. It’sdifficult tolipread aprofile.
  24. 24. I need you to face me.
  25. 25. If I can’t see yourlips, you may as well do THIS:
  26. 26. You may feel uncomfortablebecause I’m staring at you, but
  27. 27. If I look away, Iwon’t understandwhat you’re saying.
  28. 28. Make sure I’mlooking at you before you speak to me.
  29. 29. If the source of light is behind you like this:
  30. 30. we need to switch places.
  31. 31. PleaseBobble headkeep yourhead stillwhen you speak
  32. 32. because it’s impossibleto lipread a moving target.
  33. 33. Please repeat when necessary
  34. 34. and if I still don’t understand
  35. 35. use different words:“We went to the grocery store.”“John and I bought food at thefood store.”“The two of us went to thesupermarket.”
  36. 36. I may or may nothave the ability tohear some sounds,
  37. 37. so speak at a normalvolume, or possibly a little louder than usual.
  38. 38. Background noisecompetes with your voice.
  39. 39. We need to talkin a fairly quiet place.
  40. 40. I’m not trying to be the center of attention when I position myself to see your lips.
  41. 41. I just want tounderstand what you’re saying.
  42. 42. Every person with hearing loss is different.
  43. 43. Some use signlanguage and don’t lipread at all.
  44. 44. But I do.
  45. 45. Just remember,I need to see YOUR LIPS!
  46. 46. For more information, please visit:http://www.4ears4eyes.com

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