As a fully qualified lipreading tutor, I want to help people with hearing loss in Nottinghamshire and beyond – and to raise wider awareness of the issues of communicating with hearing loss.

I want to empower others like me to lead an independent and fulfilled life.

If you’re interested in any of my services
or just want to find out more, please get in touch

Lipreading and hearing loss management classes 

My classes offer a supportive environment to meet others, share skills and experience, and learn to manage your hearing loss.

Our weekly meetings (online until face-to-face sessions can resume) cover coping and communication tactics, as well as lipreading itself.

I’ll teach you to read the visual clues so you can understand what someone is
saying – with individual, pair and group activities using everyday situations, so we can practise. 

We learn and laugh a lot in a relaxed informal setting, and regain the confidence we’ve lost with having this most isolating disability. Anyone over the age of 16 is welcome – there’s no upper age limit!

Online classes last about an hour (bring your own refreshments!), while face-to-face sessions are usually one and half to two hours long – including a drinks break.

Classes starting September and October 2021 (ending December 2021)

Online classes start week commencing 20th September 2021 and are for 10 or 12 weeks.

Face to face classes start week commencing 4th October 2021 and are for 10 or 11 weeks.

All classes are open to all abilities and plan to be fun, interactive and in a peer group supportive environment. If you have any questions about any of the classes, then please get in touch: Click here

Face to face classes

Mondays 10.30am to 12.30pm – Face to face – Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire – Gloucester House (AGE UK Centre) – 11 weeks – 1st week free. Contribution £30. Contact: https://www.lets-lipread.org.uk/contact.html

Tuesdays – 10.30am to 12noon – Face to face – Nottingham, – Notts Deaf Society – Forest Road West, Nottingham – 10 weeks. Cost £60, concession available. Contact: https://www.nottsdeaf.org.uk/course-booking/

Thursdays – 10.30am to 12.30pm -Face to face – Loughborough, Leicestershire – Fearon Centre – 10 weeks – Contribution £30. Contact: https://www.lets-lipread.org.uk/contact.html

Thursdays – 2.30pm to 3.30pm – Face to face – Nottingham – Belgrave Suite / Masonic Hall – 10 weeks. Cost £60 (plus contribution to room hire approx £3 – latter to be confirmed). hello@lipreading.me.uk

Online classes

Tuesdays – 1.30pm to 2.30pm – Online (Zoom with subtitles) – Notts Deaf Society – 12 weeks. Cost £72 concession available. https://www.nottsdeaf.org.uk/lipreading/

Tuesdays – 6pm to 7pm – Online (Zoom with subtitles) – Lipreading.me.uk. – 12 weeks £72. Full for Autumn 2021

Wednesdays – 6.30pm to 7.30pm Online (Zoom with subtitles) – BID Services Leeds – 10 weeks. Cost £60. Contact: Please email Karl proud at BID Services karl.proud@bid.org.uk

Thursdays – 6pm to 7pm Online (Zoom with subtitles) – Notts Deaf Society – 12 weeks. Cost £72 concession available. https://www.nottsdeaf.org.uk/lipreading/

I’m more than happy to provide other online classes at different times, if there is demand. Please contact me if you want to ask about this.

If you would prefer to learn about hearing loss management and lipreading in one to one sessions, then please contact get in touch for more information, these are online until face to face sessions can resume.

If you’re interested in any of my services
or just want to find out more, please get in touch

Hearing loss awareness workshops

My fun and informative workshops give you the chance to hear directly from someone with a life-long hearing loss about the challenges it presents.

These sessions are for any individual or group wanting to have a better understanding about the issues involved. They typically last 2-3 hours, depending on the audience.

Workshops are also available for businesses to educate their teams and learn how to make their organisation hearing loss friendly.

Speaking

I’m happy to receive requests to speak to community or other groups, about “communicating for a better life” through management and awareness of hearing loss. 

Say the letters in the photos in a mirror – each group look the same.