Why Should I Learn to Speechread?

I’m a huge fan of speechreading. I have to be – because if I couldn’t speechread, the hearing I do have would fall below the floorboards. (That’s why I’m trying so hard, in the above picture, to speechread my friend Ray Wathen and his full-blown Texas drawl.) Actually, my hearing would be the same as…

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Fessing Up to Hearing Loss: It’s a Gender Thing

Comments from three different conversations at a Class of ’65 high school reunion, held in the gym. Man:  Jeez, it’s hard to hear with all this noise. Man:  I’m wearing hearing aids these days. Woman:  I have hearing loss, and this noise is awful. Can we move outside to continue talking? Who do you think…

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