Suffering a loss of hearing can have a severe impact on a person’s life - leaving them feeling self conscious and isolated.
Learning to lip-read can help to overcome this, improving the person’s confidence and allowing them to stay in touch with the world.
In Knowsley, there are free classes to help you learn to lip read, with a qualified tutor and a friendly and informal atmosphere.
There are occasional guest speakers on related topics such as the Royal National Institute of the Deaf, Hearing Dogs and tinnitus.
The classes run on Mondays from 10am until 12 noon within the Kirkby One-Stop-Shop building in Cherryfield Drive, Kirkby, Liverpool L32 1TX.
They are open to hard of hearing people and their families and those taking part are welcome to bring someone for support.
The tutor who delivers the classes is also hard of hearing and works with a cochlear implant.
For more information, term dates, and availability, please contact either Knowsley Sensory Support Team 0151 443 4332, Graham Maher at Nugent Care 0151 261 2000 or you can email the tutor direct at LCantwell@nugentcare.org or text to 07717 788456
Pic Caption: Lip reading students meet Knowsley’s Mayor. (from left to right) : Joyce Bradburn, Tommy Drought, Graham Maher, Knowsley Mayor Cllr Michael Foulkes, Jo O'Keeffe , tutor Louise Cantwell , Sarah Gardner, Edward O'Keeffe, Josephine Ahearn and Frances Arands.