The ProCare Lip Reading Challenge

There are over 4,000,000 in the US who are deaf and for many, lip reading is a necessary part of everyday life, despite being a very challenging form of communication.

The challenge of lip reading is not just the shapes created by the mouth, but the actions of those involved in the conversation: people mumble, cover their mouths, and look away while talking – making it incredibly difficult to accurately read conversations.

To raise awareness of the challenge faced by lip readers, we've created this video quiz, featuring seven real-life scenarios, so you can test your skills and experience the true difficulty of lip reading.

 

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Scenario 1
Question 2
Scenario 3
Scenario 4
Scenario 5
Scenario 6
Scenario 7
Your lip reading skills are average.

Studies have shown that people who do not regularly lip read will, on average, recognise 10% or less of spoken words through visuals-only methods. Experienced individuals will recognise an average of 30% to 45% of words spoken.
Your lip reading skills are good. However, rarely in real life, do lip readers get to see close-ups. How do you think you would fare without them? Studies have shown that experienced individuals will recognise an average of 30% to 45% of words spoken by visual-only means.
Your lip reading skills are great! However, rarely in real life, do lip readers get to close-ups and multiple choice answers. How do you think you would fare without these? Studies have shown that experienced individuals will recognise an average of 30% to 45% of words spoken by visual-only means. Individuals with a higher score are often employed as forensic speechreaders, and other positions that require advanced lip-reading ability.