Lipreading and Managing Hearing Loss

Ref: C3533313

Develop lipreading skills in a non-threatening and friendly atmosphere. Learn how to recognise and practice lipshapes, and spot other visual clues to support your residual hearing. Take a step-by-step approach, to improve your confidence, ability to communicate and take part in social activities, and generally participate more in everyday life. It is a fun and friendly way to practice lipreading theory, other communication skills, and coping strategies with others experiencing similar difficulties. Sessions are relaxed, learning at your own pace and it requires no special equipment, just a willingness to learn and have a go.

Course aim

To provide a safe space to explore the concept of lipreading as an aid to communication and managing hearing loss. To improve confidence, acquire knowledge and skills to enhance the quality of life for people with hearing loss in the hearing world.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

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

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

  • Be more confident in social situations.
  • Have a better understanding of how we hear, and what we can do to help that process.
  • Develop your lipreading, listening, fingerspelling, and other communication skills.
  • Recognise some groups of lipshapes.
  • Understand why some words look the same and what to do about it.

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

Nothing else is needed, but you may wish to bring a notebook and pen. It could be useful to have a folder to keep any handouts in.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

View full course information sheet

Lipreading and Managing Hearing Loss

Enrolment Conditions

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you enrol. Please check the details below to ensure you meet the basic eligibility critiera:

  • 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 2021
  • You declare that the address you provide is correct and that you will provide evidence of this and your eligibility to live and work in the UK
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

Not sure or have further questions? Contact courseenquiries@wea.org.uk

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