Lipreading Practice

Dr. King Jordan, the seventh president of Gallaudet University, Washington DC,USA 1988-2006, quoted Frederick Schreibert, saying

"Deaf people can do anything hearing people can, except hear,"

which became the motto of the deaf community.

things you should try not to say

Try not to say this:-

Hearing person Hard of hearing person
Never mind it doesn't matter!!it matters to the hard of hearing person
You're not missing anythingthey would like to know what they're missing
You have hearing aids don't you?even with hearing aids the persons may have difficulty hearing
It wasn't importantagain they'd like to make their own decision
You're lucky you can't hear this Really?
You don't speak like a deaf personThat's good
Don't you sign?I live in the hearing world - do you sign?
I'll tell you later!(but never do)
You're not missing muchagain they'd like to make their own decision
I didn't realise you couldn't hear this one can also be quite positive