Lipreading and Managing Hearing Loss

Ref: C3529078

This course is designed to give graded practice in a non-threatening and friendly atmosphere. It enables people to take a step-by-step approach in helping to develop their confidence, and to participate again more fully in everyday life. It also offers the opportunity for those in a public facing role to develop new skills for use in the workplace.

Course aim

This course aims to provide far more than just lipreading skills. It can enable deaf people to acquire the knowledge, skills, confidence and other attitudes that they need to manage their communication more effectively with the hearing world.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers
  • This course is designed for anyone with an acquired hearing loss, whether hearing aids are worn or not, who may be finding it difficult to follow conversations.

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Develop lipreading, listening, fingerspelling skills and other communication skills.
  • Build self-confidence.
  • Identify and contact other agencies for help and advice.
  • Access information about hearing loss, hearing aids and environmental aids.
  • Identify and access information about relevant national and local statutory and voluntary organisations.

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning
  • You may be asked to undertake additional work in your own time to support your learning
  • You will be asked to share your ideas and views in the class and work with the group to give, and accept feedback in a friendly and supportive environment.

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • Structured tutor observation, question and answer, self-assessment, peer-assessment.

What else do I need to know?

  • A notebook, pen and folder are required.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Students will be able to develop and progress their communication skills and knowledge by joining further WEA lip-reading classes in the future. Learners will be given information about sources of further advice and information.

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Lipreading and Managing Hearing Loss


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  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
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  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2017
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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