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The Effects of Different Viewing Angles on Speechreading Performances of Primary Schoolers with Hearing Impairments Author: Bey-lih Chang(Department of Eduction, National Taiwan Normal University), Fang-liu Su(Science Education Center, National Taiwan Normal University)


The purpose of this study was to compare the effects of different viewing angles on speechreading performances of hearing-unpaired students. Subjects were 30 five-and six-graders who came from eight special classes and resource programs of pri-mary schools in Taipei City. They lipread two sets of The Speechreading Test, which were made by shooting a speaker from two different angles--the front (0 degree) and 45 degrees. There were no significant differences in speechreading performances be-tween two different viewing angles. Recommendations to speechreading training and arranging seats in classrooms were mentioned.

Keywords:hearing impairment, speechreading, angle

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