Dr. King Jordan, the seventh president of Gallaudet University, Washington DC,USA 1988-2006, quoted Frederick Schreibert, saying
"Deaf people can do anything hearing people can, except hear,"
which became the motto of the deaf community.
The Lipreading Practice Resource Area aims to provide useful information and links to further resources for hearing loss. This area is divided into the following areas:
If you know of an organisation or other inforamtion that you feel could be useful and is not displayed in this area please contact us with the details.
There are many national and local organisations offering advice and support to those with hearing loss. Some of them have helplines.
A good example of these is Action for Hearing Loss.
Action for Hearing Loss works hard to help all those with hearing loss and is currently campaigning for more lipreading classes across the country. It is a very worthy cause.
There are many informative leaflets available free from Action on Hearing Loss Including:
The finger spelling chart
Strategies for lipreaders
Using a lip speaker
How can we help?