Who’s the best lipreader of all?

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Lipreading has become a rather commercial activity in the last few years. I’ve been asked to lipread celebrities at royal weddings, the Royals at royal weddings, babies and parents at royal christenings, criminals, sports people, and even the unsuspecting public.

I was born deaf and I have always been a lipreader. I am now totally deaf with 2 cochlear implants, yet I retain my lipreading skills. I am able to lipread most people I meet, lipread sideways, and even fool a lot of people into thinking I am a hearing person. I believe lipreading is not a science, it is an art. An art I have honed over many years, in many situations, in many different countries with various accents. My life experience of travelling around the world and “getting on with it” has served to make me a better lipreader. I can even lipread in Spanish, Japanese and Arabic.

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‘Confessions of a Lip Reading Mom’ AUTHOR SHARES PERSONAL STRUGGLE WITH HEARING LOSS IN NEW BOOK

Confessions of a Lip Reading Mom

AVAILABLE NOW on  AMAZON

Shanna Groves
Author and Speaker
www.ShannaGroves.com
LipreadingMom.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT:
Tamara Clymer
CrossRiver Media Group
785.462.0400
tamara@crossrivermedia.com

AUTHOR SHARES PERSONAL STRUGGLE WITH HEARING LOSS IN NEW BOOK
CrossRiver releases ‘Confessions of a Lip Reading Mom’ this week

(COLBY, Kan.) – As Shanna Groves held her newborn son, she should have reveled in the joys of motherhood. Instead, she was plagued by questions and fear. Something was wrong. The sounds she once took for granted — the doorbell, smoke alarms, baby cries — were gone, replaced by silence. Then the buzzing started. What was wrong with her and, more importantly, how could she care for her newborn son when she couldn’t even hear him cry?

In her new book, Confessions of a Lip Reading Mom, Shanna Groves shares her struggle to find God’s grace during her roller coaster ride of unexplained deafness. No matter the struggles you’re facing, Shanna’s honesty in sharing her emotional battle with a progressive hearing loss diagnosis, will inspire you to reach out for your heavenly Father’s hand…and hang on tight.

“Shanna dives deep into her heart and opens up her thoughts on her journey through life and loss,” says Karen Putz, author of The Parenting Journey, Raising Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children. “Shanna takes a raw, honest look at the impact of becoming deaf and the long road to acceptance. The confessions she reveals will have you nodding along with a smile and a laugh, for on a very human level, you will relate.”

Confessions of a Lip Reading Mom, released by CrossRiver Media, will hit local and online bookstores on March 22. It is the second book for Ms. Groves. Her first, Lip Reader was released in 2009. She is also a speaker and freelance writer, having written for Hearing Loss Magazine, HealthyHearing.com, The Kansas City Star, MOMSense magazine and a Cup of Comfort books. Ms. Groves is a graduate of the University of Sciences and Arts of Okalahoma where she earned a communications degree. She also writes extensively about being a hard of hearing parent on her blog, LipreadingMom.com.

Learn more about Shanna Groves and her speaking schedule at www.ShannaGroves.com.

For more information on Shanna Groves, or to schedule an interview please contact Tamara Clymer at CrossRiver Media Group at (785) 462-0400 or tamara@crossrivermedia.com. For a high-resolution JPEG color photograph of Ms. Groves or the book cover, please e-mail Tamara with the request.

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