Problems for Deaf People

Photo of EricAs a deaf person and an adult learner, I would like to explain some of the problems that I experience.

    Deaf and hard of hearing people often have problems being able to understand and lip-read other people - lip-reading is not easy! However, it is helpful if other people speak slowly, clearly and keep to the point.

    Being in a group and understanding the conversation is difficult if everyone talks at the same time. This can be made easier for the deaf person if only one person is speaking, you know who is talking and they repeat the information more than one time.

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