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ATLA (Association of Teachers of Lipreading to Adults)

Our aim is to create a world where lipreading classes are available to anyone who needs them.

Hearing loss is one of the most isolating disabilities.

As Jack Ashley famously said, “Deafness separates humans from humankind.”

Who are lipreading classes for?

Classes are for anyone who struggles to hear. They are often – and more accurately – called ‘Lipreading and Managing Hearing Loss’ classes. 

What your class will cover 

In class you will meet others who have similar problems. You will:

  • learn more about how to get the best from today’s hi-tech hearing aids
  • get information on organisations that can help you
  • join in discussions on types of hearing loss and ways of coping
  • learn tactics to use in difficult situations
  • learn to lipread many different speakers. Everyone speaks differently – this is why we recommend attending classes
  • get support from other class members – and much more.

But above all, you will improve the lipreading skills you already have – even if you are not aware of them. This will boost your confidence and allow you to take charge of your own hearing loss. To find a class near you or an online class visit the Classes page.  You will also find more information in About Lipreading.

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