Lip Reading/Listening Skills classes are designed to show how the person with hearing loss (the listener) is the one in control of the person speaking (the talker) and how the listener is the one in control of the communication cycle. We teach listening skills that prepare, maintain, and repair conversations: the basics of communication control using what we call ''Listener Stratagems.'' Stratagems will help you remember all the things we are teaching. These stratagems, in turn, may ultimately be used to communicate more effectively. To learn lip-reading skills, you need to learn good communication skills.
This class is taught by our dedicated team at Audiology Associates and will start with a brief overview of signs and symptoms of hearing loss, as well as information on tinnitus and balance issues. Time will be allotted during class for practicing lip reading and listening skills in groups or with a partner, as well as time to ask questions regarding any of the topics brought up in the class. Lip Reading/Listening Skills classes are designed for individuals with hearing loss, however, family members, friends, and healthcare providers are encouraged to register and participate in the classes.
This class has a supply list. View supply lists here.