Lip Reading


Action for Deafness provides Lip reading classes from its centres in Haywards Heath, Worthing, Burgess Hill and Steyning.  The lip reading courses consists of 10 sessions with a half term break. The course is £36. The next course start from Monday 24th April 2017.
Haywards Heath 

Option of 2 classes:

  • Tuesdays at 10am - 12pm 
  • Thursdays at 10am -12pm  

Option of 2 classes on Wednesdays:

  • The Morning class is 10am - 12 Noon
  • The Afternoon class is 1:30pm - 3.30pm 
  • Mondays at 10am - 12 Noon

Burgess Hill
  • Fridays at 10am - 12 Noon

    To apply please e-mail




    FAQ about our Lip Reading course


    Improve interpersonal communication skills and rebuild self-confidence
    We will examine how much of our language is visible and how to cope more easily with non-visible language. Each week we will discover other clues that help us to join in conversations we are beginning to feel excluded from. Visitors (when available) will demonstrate equipment we might find useful at home. Lip-reading classes are lots of concentration and hard work but we have fun too! It is relaxing to be with other people who know just what you are going through because they experience similar difficulties in our ‘hearing’ world

    • Lip reading the tutor and peers
    • Working in pairs and groups with information handouts
    • Taking part in quizzes and games with the group
    The content and outcomes of the course will be discussed with you and may be adapted to meet your needs and those of the group. As a guide by the end of the course you should be able to: Identify some consonant shapes when seen on the lips. Identify some vowel shapes when seen on the lips. Be able to follow the gist of a short passage said without voice by the tutor. Speak more clearly for hard of hearing people. Adapt your environment to accommodate your identified communication needs. Identify a variety of other speech ‘clues’ and coping strategies. Have information about other agencies offering support. Have seen how the ear works (and why it sometimes doesn’t!)
    Your tutor will talk over your learning with you at regular intervals. Whenever you wish, you will be able to talk to your tutor about how you are doing.
    • Lots of courage to come into the room and meet us.
    • A pen – the tutor carries spares.
    • Your sense of humour.
    A donation in excess of 50p for a cup of tea
    There will be an opportunity to evaluate your course at the end – but your comments and suggestions will be warmly welcomed by the tutor at any time.



    Help Action for Deafness and donate now! We welcome all your support