When a person’s hearing begins to deteriorate, tasks that used to be carried out with ease become difficult. Communication becomes hard work, leading to anxiety and apprehension which may cause problems with family and friends or a loss of independence and social life. With the right advice, equipment, confidence and communication skills people with hearing loss can continue to lead fulfilled and independent lives.
Our 10-week lipreading courses will encourage self management, support independence, alleviate isolation and encourage a positive approach to hearing loss. Participants will gain confidence, essential information and communication skills. Those people residing in isolated areas will gain access to crucial information and have the opportunity to meet with others experiencing the same difficulties, making much needed social contact.
The classes will be provided across Somerset, Monday to Thursday.
This academic year they will operate two ten week classes and one term of taster, drop in sessions and networking with the aim of increasing attendance from newcomers.
Glastonbury Grace Church - 10:30 to 12:30
Frome Library - 10:00 to 12:00
Castle Carey Millbrook Surgery - 2:00 to 4:00
Ilminster Youth Centre - 10:00 tO 12:00
Langport The Angel - 1:30 to 3:30
Wellington Where Centre - 10:00 to 12:00
Burnham on Sea, Chichester Court - 10:00 to 12:00
Bridgwater, St Matthew Green - 1:30 to 3:30
Yeovil, Methodist Church - 10:00 to 12:00
Enquiries about classes should in the first instance be addressed to Alex Machin or Tina Hunt on 01225 446555 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com