I asked a friend of mine, Rowena, who is an excellent Lip Reader to explain about lipreading and speechreading. Here's her article from the Deafness site at BellaOnline.com.
Lipreading, speechreading and the hearing-impaired
Both Deaf and hearing individuals use different methods of communication. While one relies heavily on speech tone, the other relies heavily on sign language.
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