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The Manchester Centre for Deaf Studies was recently set up to provide courses in the area of deafness including:

  • Lipreading teacher training
  • Deaf Awareness
  • Level 3 Lipspeaker training

Information on these courses can be found by clicking on the relevant link on the left of this page.

We are also running a lipreading class. You can find out more about lipreading classes in the area by clicking here.

To register your interest in these courses or if you would like information on future courses please contact us at:


Manchester Lipreading Teacher Training Course 2017 – 2018 receives a new grant

Thanks to this grant, Manchester Centre for Deaf Studies is able to offer some reduced tuition fees to train as a lipreading teacher. As well as some lower tuition fees, the grant will also provide some interest free loans.

Many deafened and hard of hearing people have found lipreading classes to be of great benefit. Besides lipreading skills, lipreading classes can help people to develop other communication skills and tactics to use in difficult situations.

Lipreading classes can help people who use hearing aids and cochlear implants to gain more benefit from them.

Lipreading teachers can provide information about useful national and local organisations, statutory and voluntary services, and useful equipment, such as ways of knowing when someone is at the door, or listening to the TV.

Lipreading classes are friendly and informal, allowing people to share problems caused by their deafness and strategies to help overcome these problems.  Many people attending lipreading classes find that their confidence improves and they become less isolated because of their deafness.

Lipreading teachers need to have a mature outlook and a warm, caring and professional approach. They also need to acquire good communication skills so that they can communicate effectively and inclusively with people who have a hearing loss.

To see our page on our Lipreading Teacher Training Course click here.

To find out more please contact:

Postal address: The Administrator, Manchester Centre for Deaf Studies, PO Box 319, Manchester, M21 3DG

Telephone: 0161 832 0444   Mobile: 07707 696 539 (SMS or Text only)


The course is based at: Mauldeth House, Mauldeth Road West (entrance on Nell Lane), Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Manchester, M21 7RL

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