I'm thinking of having a character who's deaf, unsure whether I want her to have gone at a young age, or a bit older. I want her bilingual (German first, then English), though I don't know if she would have tried to learn English before or after going deaf. I'd assume it'd be possible for her to learn after, but her German accent would be very thick because she wouldn't know what the English words sounded like.
Also, lip-reading. What words can commonly be mis"heard" when lip-reading?