Lip reading is a valuable skill for anyone with an acquired hearing loss. It helps to fill gaps in speech, especially those high frequency words that are harder to hear.
Lip reading is not just about watching the mouth to read every spoken word; it also involves reading facial expression, anticipation skills, body language and gestures and also making use of any residual hearing.
Lip reading classes teach the lip shapes of specific letter sounds. These sounds are grouped and studied together and predominantly focus on consonant shapes that are hard to hear but are easier to see. This is particularly useful for people with a high frequency loss.
Classes are generally small, informal and fun and provide students with the opportunity to meet people with similar challenges.
We will update this page when we have information about classes resuming as we come out of lockdown in the meantime if you have any queries email Louise McGlen firstname.lastname@example.org