Living well with hearing loss

Course Dates: 14/12/22
Time: 13:00 - 16:00
Location: Keeley Street
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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.
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Full fee £49.00 Senior fee £32.00 Concession £25.00

Course Code: GL207

Wed, day, 14 Dec - 14 Dec '22

Duration: 1 session

Or call to enrol:020 7831 7831

Lines open Monday-Friday 12:00-18:00

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

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What is the course about?

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

It will be taught in spoken English, not sign language.

What will we cover?

• Strategies and tips for lipreading and communication
• How to cope in difficult listening situations
• Explaining your hearing loss and communication needs to others
• Assistive equipment
• Useful services and organisations.

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

- understand how to make the most of your lipreading skills
- understand how to manage the listening environment
- know how to explain your communication needs to others
- be aware of useful equipment and services.

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.

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?

In class there will be group work, pair work, practical work, lecture, demonstration and discussion.

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 pen, notebook and A4 folder.

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.

Lisa Cox

Lisa is has been bilaterally, profoundly deaf since early childhood and relies on lipreading along with residual hearing to follow conversations. She brings her own personal experience of living with hearing loss to the classroom and is particularly passionate about sharing strategies for living well with hearing loss. Lisa works extensively within the hearing loss community providing lipreading and managing hearing loss courses for charities, audiologists and community groups. Lisa also helps to train new lipreading teachers at The CityLit. Lisa is a qualified lipreading and managing hearing loss tutor and is registered with the Association of Lipreading to Adults. She holds City and Guilds Level 3 Award in Education and Training and BSL level 2. 'Having lived my whole life with profound hearing loss, I understand the difficulties that my learners face day to day. I am passionate about sharing my personal and professional knowledge with others so that they can increase their confidence in living with hearing loss. Lipreading gives me the ability to communicate - I love helping other people tune into their own natural ability to lipread.'

Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.