Lipreading and managing hearing loss: beginners

Course Dates: 04/10/22 - 29/11/22
Time: 10:00 - 11:30
Location: Online
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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.
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Full fee £129.00 Senior fee £84.00 Concession £65.00

Course Code: GL202

Tue, day, 04 Oct - 29 Nov '22

Duration: 8 sessions (over 9 weeks)

Or call to enrol:020 7831 7831

Any questions? deafedu@citylit.ac.uk
or call 020 7492 2725

Please note: We offer a wide variety of financial support to make courses affordable. Just visit our online Help Center for more information on a range of topics including fees, online learning and FAQs.

What is the course about?

Learn how to recognise sounds that are visible on the lips and face and explore how to use other skills and tactics to support lipreading. This course will also give you strategies to manage situations that can be difficult with hearing loss as well as provide information on services and equipment that could helpful.

The class is taught live on Zoom.
To access the live class you will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook). Please note a tablet or smart phone is not suitable for this class. The screen size is too small. It will limit your ability to lipread and participate fully in class.
We will contact you by email with joining instructions before your course starts.

What will we cover?

- learn which sounds can be seen, which look alike and why
- develop an awareness of other skills used to help lipread: memory, concentration, observation, awareness of rhythm, situation, context, facial expression and body language
- there will be information on useful equipment, services and any new developments relevant to hearing loss

You will be given practical advice on how to manage situations to make it easier to lipread and make the best use of any residual hearing.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

- recognise the more helpful speech movements and identify those that are easy to confuse
- identify strategies that support face to face communication
- identify and share information relevant to adults with an acquired hearing loss.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

You will have an acquired hearing loss and use spoken English to communicate with others.
Straightforward written sentences are used in exercises and during teaching to confirm spoken words.
No previous experience of lipreading is necessary.
You may also like to enrol on this course to support a friend or family member who has hearing loss.

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

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

A variety of teaching methods will be used in each session including structured exercises, drills, prose, role play, quizzes and practical work. Students will work in large groups, smaller groups and pairs. Information may be shared by means of handouts, demonstrations, discussions or invited speakers.

We aim to make all our lipreading teaching accessible for students with an acquired hearing loss, whether it is an online course or face to face.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

Please bring a pen, notepad and a small mirror to class.
You will need to visit the online Google Classroom before the lesson each week to collect any handouts. Before the lesson you will need to print them or have them open on your computer as preferred.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

From this course you will be able to progress to other lipreading classes of whatever level decided by mutual agreement and discussion.

We’re sorry. We don’t have a bio ready for the tutor of this class at the moment, but we’re working on it! Watch this space.