For my thesis I will research the accuracy of lip reading. Sometimes when interacting with someone who is deaf, a hearing person might assume that the deaf person can read lips. This can create an expectation of the hearing person as well as difficulty communicating between both parties. The research will contain interviews from deaf or hard of hearing people to understand their opinions and experiences with lip reading as well as contain information from different studies on lip reading accuracy. For some deaf or hard of hearing people, lip reading may or may not be a preferred way of communication. Lip reading alone is not very accurate.

Semester/Year of Award

Fall 12-4-2021


Katie Moore

Mentor Department Affiliation

American Sign Language and Interpreter Education

Access Options

Closed Access Thesis

Document Type

Bachelor Thesis

Degree Name

Honors Scholars

Degree Level



Language and Cultural Studies, Anthropology, and Sociology

Department Name when Degree Awarded

Languages, Cultures, and Humanities