I am taking a class and the instructor knows I am hearing impaired. The only accommodation I need is to sit in the front and to the left of the classroom and I can do the rest on my own.
Between reading lips and sitting close enough, I never have a problem except in very rare instances.
The problem is that when addressing me, the instructor TENDS TO OVERENUNCIATE AND SPEAK LOUDLY AND IN A STILTED TONE LIKE THIS.
This is both jarring and makes it harder for me to understand anyone speaking this way, as their lips move in an exaggerated fashion, the tone is not natural, and the volume is unpleasant.
Also, it's embarrassing to me, as it looks like I'm being talked down to, or that I'm too dumb to get it.
How do I make it clear to the instructor that she can speak normally without embarrassing her or putting myself in an awkward position?