The difference between Sign Language and Lip-Reading
Lip-reading is mainly a one-way communication method which means that the hearing person can understand you if you speak, but trying to understand the hearing person can be a challenge. Only around 30% of English can be read on the lips as opposed to sign language which can be understood by both parties.
Lip-reading is less predictable and can vary from speaker to speaker. In order for a lip-reader to determine whether or not he/she can read lips, an in personal interview must be conducted. The ability to read lips depends on a person’s pronunciation, mouth shape, facial hair, the lighting in a room, whether or not the person mumbles, etc. The lip-reader also relies on information provided by context.
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