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Can deaf people understand the spoken word?

 
Tynyyn
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02/11/2021 12:05 PM

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Can deaf people understand the spoken word?
I've watched a couple of YT vids on folks who have gotten cochlear ear implants. Since they have never heard the spoken word, I'm wondering if they understand what is being said when they have their eyes closed so they cannot pick up visual clues form the person who is talking.

How would a deaf person know what the word "cat" should sound like if they've never heard that sound? Might they not interperate the word "cat" as maybe..."dog"?

I saw a young lady and her husband said "I love you". How did she know he said those words? How come she didn't interperate those words as "I hate your guts"? If she had never heard spoken words, then how does her brain put the correct meaning to the words she has never heard?

Not trying to stir the pot or be a horses rear end, but this is a question I've had in my mind for a while and I've always wanted to know the answer. Thanks for your help.
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02/11/2021 12:23 PM
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Re: Can deaf people understand the spoken word?
Now I'm sad bc I realized that deaf people can't read lips anymore because every one wears a mask. verysad
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02/11/2021 12:27 PM
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Re: Can deaf people understand the spoken word?
I've watched a couple of YT vids on folks who have gotten cochlear ear implants. Since they have never heard the spoken word, I'm wondering if they understand what is being said when they have their eyes closed so they cannot pick up visual clues form the person who is talking.

How would a deaf person know what the word "cat" should sound like if they've never heard that sound? Might they not interperate the word "cat" as maybe..."dog"?

I saw a young lady and her husband said "I love you". How did she know he said those words? How come she didn't interperate those words as "I hate your guts"? If she had never heard spoken words, then how does her brain put the correct meaning to the words she has never heard?

Not trying to stir the pot or be a horses rear end, but this is a question I've had in my mind for a while and I've always wanted to know the answer. Thanks for your help.
 Quoting: Tynyyn


My cousin totally deaf got one and she had to learn the english sounds. she often turned it OFF when she needed quiet because of the flood of sounds. Despite her dearness.. she spoke some more or less reasonable english from training... but she said that did not help her LEARN the sounds any better at all.
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Re: Can deaf people understand the spoken word?
Now I'm sad bc I realized that deaf people can't read lips anymore because every one wears a mask. verysad
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 79960276


I am sure they ask the person to remove the mask.





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