Lip Reading


Action for Deafness provides Lip reading classes from its centres in Haywards Heath, Worthing, Burgess Hill and Steyning.  The next course starts in September 2017.
There is also a special summer lip reading programme - find out more here
Haywards Heath 

10 week course - £42
Option of 2 classes:

  • Tuesdays at 10am - 12pm 
  • Thursdays at 10am -12pm
Starting from 19th/21st September September
Half term on 24th/26th November 

    12 week course - £50.40
    Option of 2 classes on Wednesdays:

    • The Morning class is 10am - 12 Noon
    • The Afternoon class is 1:30pm - 3.30pm 
    Starting from 27th September
    Half term on 8th November

      14 week course - £58.80

      • Mondays at 10am - 12 Noon
      Starting from 18th September with no half term break


      Burgess Hill

      14 week course - £58.80

      • Fridays at 10am - 12 Noon

      Starting from 18th September with no half term break

        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.



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