Lipreading is the skill used by a person with hearing loss to try to understand speech by watching the lips. The term “speech reading” is now recognized as being more descriptive than lipreading since it includes watching the facial expressions and body language, as well as the lips of the speaker. A lot of people nowadays are able to lip read, who have normal vision. People watch the movements of the lips and body language as well. Using a language your whole life you are able to see what a person is saying by just moving his lips. Someone is better at this, someone is not as good. However, when a person is def that other senses are maximized and people try hared to learn how to read lips. You have probably, at some point in your life, read lips, because of some noise in the background you weren’t able to hear the other person. According to some studies, babies from the age of 4-8 months acquire a language by looking at the lips. Only after 12 months do they stop looking at the mouth and focus on listening.
However, lip reading or speech reading is mostly used by people with hearing loss as a way of communication.