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Language Learning for Hearing Impaired

August 05 at 04:22

Are there any other hearing impaired users out there? If so I'm curious about your experience with listening practice. Even with hearing aids I only get about 50-70% of spoken English (my native language), so I rely heavily on lip reading and context. I tried speaking some very basic Spanish with a native speaker recently and I realized that I can't read lips in Spanish!

Just listening to the lessons doesn't work very well for me, so I listen and read along, but I'd like to get better at learning to actually make sense of the spoken language by itself. YouTube videos in Spanish where the speaker is looking directly at the camera at all times works, but even then I feel like I'm "cheating" if I have subtitles on - it makes it too easy to really improve my listening comprehension. But I always have subtitles on in my native language too!

Just wondering if anyone else has any experience with this. Thanks.