When you live with hearing loss, lip-reading becomes an everyday occurrence. Straining to hear your friends and loved one can be exhausting. Not to mention the crazy looks you get when you respond incorrectly to something you think you heard.

Luckily, you’re not the only one who has struggled with lip-reading. The anonymous creator of the popular YouTube channel “Bad Lip-Reading” was inspired by his mother who suddenly lost her hearing. Amazed by how quickly she learned to read lips, he decided to give it a try. It didn’t work out well for him, but the end result was over 4 million video subscribers.

“I'd try to understand what the people on screen were saying by reading their lips, but I was just terrible at it. I would occasionally pull out isolated phrases, but they were sometimes so bizarre that I instantly knew they were wrong. And that just made what my mother did even more amazing.”

To test your lip-reading skills watch the video below. To test your hearing, contact our office in Tarzana, California at  818.345.3200 today!