For a person struggling to hear, lipreading can make a huge difference. It’s just one of the strategies we learn to help cope with hearing loss. Our experience shows that the earlier you take action, the better.
Volunteer teachers run sessions in Hearing Loss Management – which includes lipreading. They’re suitable for people with all types of hearing loss, from mild to profound.
Sessions are relaxed and friendly – we have fun while we help each other. Our students tell us what a great help they are for anyone with hearing aids or cochlear implants. They’re an excellent way to make an informed choice when buying hearing aids.
You may have a chance to compete in our Lipreading team.
Classes are each Tuesday during school terms. You can sign up at any time. We suggest you come to a couple to see if they will suit you.
Afternoon sessions: 12 – 2pm and 2 – 4pm
at the Grant Cameron Community Centre, 27 Mulley Street, Holder Map
Evening session: 5.30 – 7pm
at the Hellenic Club in Woden Map
Cost: BHA annual membership $40; Joint membership $50.
Classes $20 per term (covers the cost of handouts etc)
What others say
Lipreading Classes are a place where we can relax and laugh. Our lipreading mistakes are important because that’s how we learn. It’s a place where our confidence grows and friendships are made.
Friendship and help with coping with various problems caused by hearing disability. We have a lot of fun and make lnew friends. Our teachers are wonderful and help us to manage our hearing loss as best we can.
I’ve learnt not to fear losing my hearing because I meet people who have a lot of knowledge about hearing aids, etc. technology – plus good communication strategies. They all manage life brilliantly lipreading is only one of the many skills I’ve learnt in this class