ATLA

Your questions answered

What is lipreading?
Lipreading can help deaf and hard of hearing people to follow speech better. Lipreading is using your eyes to help your ears. Sometimes it is called speechreading (especially in the USA).
We look at how the lips, tongue and jaw move, as well as facial expressions. When

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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. All ATLA members are qualified

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What your class will cover

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

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Using the phone

Do you struggle to hear on the phone? It’s a big problem for people with a hearing loss. Obviously you can’t lipread on the phone – but you can make it easier to hear, or you can use alternatives.

Did you know that iPhones and Blackberries have a built in

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Useful organisations

Links to charities and non-commercial sites
Click on the name of the organisation to go straight to their website
Action for Deafness
Advice, support & information for deaf & hard of hearing in West Sussex
ALS – Association of Lipspeakers
aims to promote lipspeaking and its good practice and encourage

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