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Celebrities have filmed themselves in lipreading selfies in aid of Hearing Dogs

Pauline Quirke, John Barrowman and BBC’s Naga Munchetty support deaf charity

British actress Pauline Quirke, BBC newsreader Naga Munchetty and deaf Big Brother winner Sam Evans have all filmed ‘selfie’ videos to support John Barrowman’s Deaf for the Day experience and raise awareness of the charity Hearing Dogs for Deaf People.

The fun online video quiz asks viewers to guess what the celebrities are saying by attempting to lipread their selfie films, and gives you the option to share your score on social media. Lipreading is an important form of communication used by deaf people across the UK.

Play the lipreading video quiz here!

The lipreading quiz supports the Charity’s Deaf for the Day campaign this week, in which its ambassador John Barrowman MBE had gel moulds inserted into his ears to simulate a 60% hearing loss.

John went deaf to better understand the difficulties of hearing loss and to experience the life-changing difference a hearing dog makes. He said;

“In all honesty, going deaf for the day was one of the most insightful yet exhausting days of my life. 1 in 6 people in the UK suffer with hearing loss but hearing dogs are life-changing and help to remove some of the isolation and loneliness that deafness so often brings.”