Lipreading Practice

National Associations

Deaf Unity International Help for Deaf People

Deaf Unity is leading by example. Our mission is simple and our vision is clear. We aim to work collaboratively, sharing ideas as a Community of deaf people, working together to deliver projects which 'make a difference'.

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Hearing Link

Hearing Link is a UK charity for people who have developed any level of hearing loss, their family and friends. It provides information and support and puts them in contact with others who have similar experiences. It aims to give people the knowledge, skills, confidence and contacts so they can more easily manage the practical and emotional challenges that hearing loss brings. It works across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

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Head Office Details

Address: 27-28 The Waterfront, Eastbourne, East Sussex BN23 5UZ


Northern Ireland Office:

Address: 23 Enterprise House, Lisburn Enterprise Centre, Ballinderry Road, Lisburn, BT28 2BP

Scotland Office:

Address: The Eric Liddell Centre, 15 Morningside Road, Edinburgh EH10 4DP


Wales Office:

Address: Enterprise House, Ty Mentor, Navigation Park, Abercynon CF45 4SN


National Association for Deafened People

Registered Office: Action on Hearing Loss is the trading name of the Royal National Institute for Deaf People (RNID). 19-23 Featherstone Street, London, EC1Y 8SL.A company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales No. 454169, Registered Charity Numbers 207720 (England and Wales) and SC038926 (Scotland).

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NADP, Dalton House, 60 Windsor Avenue London
SW19 2RR

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National Deaf Children's Society (NDCS)

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15 Dufferin Street London

The Association of Lipspeakers (ALS)

There are many occasions when a person with a hearing loss may benefit from using a lipspeaker. Some examples of this are medical appointments and group or business meetings; in fact anything where it is very important or helpful for the person to know what is being said. "A lipspeaker is a hearing person who has been professionally trained to be easy to lipread. Lipspeakers reproduce clearly the shapes of the words and the natural rhythm and stress used by the speaker. They also use facial expression, gesture and, if requested, finger spelling, to aid the lipreader’s understanding. Lipspeakers can also use voice if the deaf person wishes to use any residue hearing that they have. This practice is known as lipspeaking. Some lipspeakers have sign language skills and can offer lipspeaking with sign support, (Sign Supported English), if requested by the lipreader." For more details please look at this website and contact the Association.

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