This is What It’s Really Like to Lip Read | Mental Floss
Rachel Kolb, who has been deaf since birth, explains just how hard it is to communicate in a world without sound.
We live in a world set up for hearing people. How do you make sense of something if you don’t have all the pieces? This is daily life for a deaf person. Lip reading is not a magic art. It is simply learning how to make sense of lip movements. But if you can’t see the mouth, then you can’t work anything out. And even if you can see it, your angle to the person might be bad, so it is very hard to work out what they are saying/