[ awr-uh-liz-uh m, ohr- ]
/ ˈɔr əˌlɪz əm, ˈoʊr- /
the theory, practice, or advocacy of education for the deaf chiefly or exclusively through lipreading, training in speech production, and training of residual hearing.
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- oral stage,
- oral surgery,
- oral tradition,
Origin of oralism
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Examples from the Web for oralism
In the early 80s, oralism (an educational technique with heavy emphasis on lip-reading and speech) was quite popular.
Advocates of oralism said that with enough effort and time, I could learn how to speak and hear.