Beginners Lipreading

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This Free 10 week course is intended for anyone who would like to develop their lipreading skills and improve their ability to communicate with others. This course will provide you with a greater understanding of the theory of lipreading, explain how confusion might occur and provide effective solutions for common communication problems. Access the course via Zoom.

Why Learn Lipreading?

Effective communication is one of the cornerstones of our continued wellbeing, it affects all areas of our lives and allows us to successfully interact with those around us.

Many of us with a hearing loss find ourselves isolated from our family and friends as we are unable to accurately follow what others are saying. This lack of ability to communicate can cause frustration, depression and loneliness and we can become very isolated.

Learning to lipread can help improve our ability to communicate, it isn’t a magic wand but with practice, it can help us to better understand what we see and hear and allow us to regain our confidence and take a more active part in conversation and life in general.

Many people who have a hearing loss naturally lip read to some extent, but formal teaching of lip reading aims to provide us with a larger toolkit of skills and strategy’s to make our lip reading more effective.

Subjects to be covered by beginners lipreading

The course will cover a variety of subjects including:

  • The theory of lipreading and the lipreader’s alphabet
  • Helpful lip shape groups
  • The importance of context in lipreading – putting two and two together
  • The significance of homophenes and moving sideways
  • Communication Tactics and Repair Strategies

and will give you the opportunity to practise lipreading in a safe and positive environment.

The course will be delivered by our experienced Course Tutor, Tracy Carroll

Date and time

The course starts on the 12th October 10am – 11.45am and will be on the same day and time for the next 10 weeks.

You will access the course via Zoom

Please Note: Priority will be given to those with a hearing loss.

No access to Zoom?

If you would like to take part in the training but haven’t any way to access Zoom we can lend you one of our tablets for the duration of the course.  These tablets have zoom and email pre-installed so you don’t need to worry about having pre-existing technological know how.

Just tell us if you would like to borrow a tablet when emailing us to book your place

How to register for beginners lipreading

To register for the course please email Carrie at

Please make sure you provide us with :

  • the name of the course i.e beginners lipreading
  • your name
  • details of any hearing loss

Remember to tell us if you would like to borrow a tablet.

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