Lipreading and managing hearing loss

Lipreading Classes

Learn to manage your hearing loss and improve your communication skills through lipreading

Do you have difficulty following a conversation even though you may wear a hearing aid? If you have become deaf or hard of hearing then practising lipreading can really improve communication. Coming to a lipreading class can help you learn to manage your hearing loss in a relaxed atmosphere. Get information about the latest equipment, services and support.

Read our tips on improving communication with people with hearing loss.

Courses available both in-person and online

We offer a range of long and short courses allowing you to choose between in-person and online learning.

Learn in the centre of London with our in-person courses. Our purpose-built facilities in Covent Garden mean we are ideally located and easy to get to. 

See our guide to online learning for more information about accessing our live online courses.

All our courses are live, interactive, and taught by expert tutors. No matter how you prefer to learn, we've got the class for you.

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  1. Living well with hearing loss
    Course start date:  Wed 26 Jun 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Lisa Cox
    This course will give you practical strategies for coping with your hearing loss and will help improve your confidence and well-being.







    This course will be taught in spoken English and not in sign language.
    Full fee £59.00 Senior fee £38.00 Concession £30.00
  2. Lipreading and managing hearing loss: improvers
    Course start date:  Mon 16 Sep 2024 (and 4 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Nicola Hicks
    Develop your lipreading skills and strategies for face-to-face communication and keep up-to-date with relevant equipment and services. This course is suitable if you have completed a beginners class or attended lipreading class at improvers' level.







    This course will be taught in spoken English and not in sign language.
    Full fee £329.00 Senior fee £259.00 Concession £200.00
    Rating:
    95% of 100
  3. Lipreading 1:1 coaching
    Course start date:  Mon 16 Sep 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Blended (learn both online and in-person)

    Individually tailored 1-1 lipreading coaching sessions. These can be taught at any level. Sessions normally last one hour. Timing and day can be flexible dependant on tutor availability. Fee of £59 is for one hour's tuition.







    This course can be delivered face-to-face or online by arrangement with the lipreading department.



    This course will be delivered online and in person. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £59.00 Senior fee £69.00 Concession £69.00
  4. Lipreading and managing hearing loss: beginners
    Course start date:  Mon 16 Sep 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Nicola Hicks
    Develop your lipreading and fingerspelling skills and build your confidence in understanding conversations. Suitable if you are new to lipreading, or if you have already completed the 6 or 8 week Introduction to Lipreading course at City Lit.







    This course will be taught in spoken English and not in sign language.
    Full fee £379.00 Senior fee £259.00 Concession £200.00
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  5. Lipreading and managing hearing loss: long term learners advanced
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Tue 17 Sep 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Anita Thornton
    Are you an experienced lipreader, confident in your theory, but wishing to keep up your skills with continued practice? Suitable if you have been coming to lipreading classes for a while and want to continue to be stretched.







    This course will be taught in spoken English and not in sign language.
    Full fee £379.00 Senior fee £259.00 Concession £200.00
  6. Lipreading and managing hearing loss: advanced
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 17 Sep 2024 (and 5 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Helen Perry
    Develop your lipreading skills and strategies for face-to-face communication and keep up-to-date with relevant equipment and services. This course is suitable if you have completed a lipreading class at improvers' level.







    This course will be taught in spoken English and not in sign language.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £309.00 Senior fee £329.00 Concession £165.00
    Rating:
    96% of 100
  7. Lipreading and managing hearing loss: introduction
    Course start date:  Tue 1 Oct 2024 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Adam Gurney
    Learn about lip movements and tactics to help you manage difficult listening situations and find out about relevant equipment and services. Suitable if you have little or no experience of lipreading.







    This course will be taught in spoken English and not in sign language.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £149.00 Senior fee £97.00 Concession £75.00
  8. Lipreading and managing hearing loss: beginners 2
    Course start date:  Tue 21 Jan 2025 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Adam Gurney
    Develop your lipreading and fingerspelling skills and build your confidence in understanding conversations. Suitable if you have already completed the 6 or 8 week Introduction to Lipreading course at City Lit. This course will be delivered online using Zoom.







    This course will be taught in spoken English and not in sign language.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £319.00 Senior fee £220.00 Concession £170.00
  9. Become more lipreadable
    Course start date:  Fri 14 Feb 2025 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Lorraine Braggins
    Do you know a hard of hearing or deaf person who needs to lipread you? Find out how lipreading works and how you can make some small adjustments in order to become more 'lipreadable'.







    This course will be taught in spoken English and not in sign language.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £59.00 Senior fee £59.00 Concession £59.00
    Rating:
    90% of 100
  10. Managing hearing loss at work
    Course start date:  Wed 19 Mar 2025 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Nicola Hicks
    This course is for people who have a hearing loss and who work in an office environment. It covers a range of common office scenarios and issues that arise for people with hearing loss.







    This course will be taught in spoken English and not in sign language.
    Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £69.00 Concession £69.00
  11. Assertiveness and hearing loss
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 10 May 2025

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Marilyn Taylor
    Do you sometimes find it hard to tell people you have a hearing loss and to ask them for the support you need? This short course will help you to develop your assertiveness skills.







    This course will be taught in spoken English and not in sign language.
    Full fee £89.00 Senior fee £58.00 Concession £45.00
    Rating:
    90% of 100
  12. Communication with older people with a hearing loss
    Course start date:  Fri 27 Jun 2025

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Lorraine Braggins
    The course will cover the features of age-related hearing loss and how these relate to what, and how, older people hear and understand. Participants will learn communication strategies so that older people can understand them better.







    This course will be taught in spoken English and not in sign language.
    Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £69.00 Concession £69.00
    Rating:
    100% of 100
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