Lip-reading and Managing Hearing Loss

Ref: C3529520

Develop lip-reading skills in a non-threatening and friendly atmosphere. This course will enable you to take a step-by-step approach, build your confidence and enable you to participate more fully in everyday life.

Course aim

This course aims to provide far more than just lipreading skills. It can enable deaf people to acquire the knowledge, skills and confidence 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?

  • It is useful to have a notebook, pen and a folder to keep any handouts in.

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 lipreading classes in the future. Learners will be given information about sources of further advice and information.

Download full course information sheet

Lip-reading and Managing Hearing Loss


As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you book. Please could we ask that you check the list below to ensure you meet our basic criteria:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2018
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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