It’s funny how something in a TV show or movie will bring back memories.
Dean: This is a gun. This is a coat. This is a…a…a… light stick.
Sam: A light st– All right. We’re gonna get you some help.
Dean: Look, we could figure this out, okay? Don’t go callin’ Mom or Cass with this.
Sam: Fine, but until you get better…(Sam puts post-it note on the lamp with the word “LAMP”)
Dean: Lamp. Right. So close.
There was also a scene where Dean is watching a security surveillance video from when he followed someone out of the back of a bar, and he was trying to read his own lips. This made me laugh
Dean: I’m trying to read my lips. “Now salsa you mittens”
Sam: You can’t read lips.
Dean: I can’t read lips.
This is true for many D/deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals. A lot of hearing people seem to think just because we're deaf/hoh, we can very easily lip-read everything. Not true. And I'm proof of that. I'm a horrible lip-reader, can't lip-read to save my life really. I can only read lips if I also have the auditory input. Take one or the other away, and I'm lost.
My teachers at the deaf school worked hard with all of us, teaching us how to lip-read and listen, trying to give us as many tools as we could carry in our toolbox for life. They wrote sentences and words on pieces of paper, laid them out on the table/desk/floor/wherever we are sitting, and they will say the sentence/words and hope we pick out the right piece of paper. For listening, they would cover their mouths; for lipreading, they turned off their voices. We had a lot of practice as kids, but lipreading just didn't stick with me. Now as an adult, even with bilateral cochlear implants, I still need a combination of tools to make sense of what is going on around me.
SPN quotes and graphic came from ScatteredQuotes.com.