Age UK launches lip-reading quiz | The Friday Article

A quiz, which challenges hearing people to lip-read ten silenced videos, has been released by Age UK Hearing Aids as part of this year’s Lip-Reading Awareness Week.

The quiz, which contains ten questions, asks participants to guess what is being said in silenced and looped videos by reading the speakers lips – as well as asking players to select the correct answer to the speaker’s question.

In an article promoting the quiz, Age UK Hearing Aids said: “Lip-reading is an essential skill for many with hearing loss problems, and alongside the use of hearing aids it helps those who are hard of hearing to understand others.

It adds: “It is a challenging skill to master and requires a lot of patience and concentration, which many of us with good hearing take for granted.”

Alongside the quiz, the article also offers tips for hearing people on how to better help a deaf/hard of hearing person to lip-read them. Those interested in learning how to lip-read can also find information about lip-reading classes as well as a site called ‘Lipreading Practice’.

If you are interested in completing the quiz, you can find it here.

Liam

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