- Jun 3, 2008
- Reaction score
After having been born profoundly deaf, my ablity to lipread came natrually, I never had any training for it. However, back in early 2008, I had the assessments in process of going through for cochlear implant. With the hearing aids, I had the listening/lipreading test, no lipreading test, lipreading only test, I got 40% for lipreading and listening, 28% for lipreading alone. I never knew that I relied on my hearing in order to lipread. Since I have the CI, my lipreading went up to mid 90's whereas I would not be able to lipread at all without it unless it's with someone I know very well.