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 the most isolating disability.

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. ATLA (the Association of Teachers of Lipreading to Adults) is the only organisation in the UK dedicated to teaching this valuable skill.


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


Raising awareness

We need to raise awareness about the value of lipreading classes in a world where hearing loss is on the increase more teacher training courses a nationwide policy on funding of classes, so that their cost ceases to be a postcode lottery to campaign for more and cheaper classes.


We Need You!

Become a lipreading teacher

We are desperately short of
trained lipreading teachers

Apply Now!

Fight for local lipreading

We believe that everyone with hearing loss should have access to a local lipreading class – and that includes you!Lipreading is a hugely valuable communication skill for people with all levels of hearing loss, yet there’s a real shortage of classes across much of England.That’s why, in Lipreading Awareness Week, ATLA and Action on Hearing Loss  launched our new Lipreading Campaign guide to help you convince your local college to provide an affordable lipreading class, if one doesn’t already exist.

Not only do these relaxed classes teach you how to lipread, they also improve your communication skills, introduce you to useful equipment and give you the chance to share experiences with others in similar situations

Follow this link and fill in the short form to download our Lipreading Campaign guide, and you could improve access to lipreading classes for you and your community! (Link will take you to the Action on Hearing Loss website).

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