Silhouettes: Lip-reading

2020.08.16, by Ansel
Filed under COVID-19, Journal, Silhouettes

Today was my second lip-reading patient in two consecutive days, and, only my third experience with a deaf patient. Even though we had visitor restrictions, his wife was there—I thought, ‘oh, he must not be able to communicate’—he was here for leg problems but maybe he couldn’t talk. And I was speaking to this woman, just letting the fact that she wasn’t wearing a mask glaze over me. I realized after her guy gave me his phone number—‘oh my god. He’s been reading her lips this whole time.

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