Hello, my name is Mariea Tinte and I am a qualified lipreading tutor delivering group sessions in various venues across East Sussex.

Many people with hearing loss find following speech difficult.  Learning lipreading can help because certain speech sounds, which can often be difficult to hear, make good, identifiable, visible shapes.

In my classes you will learn about the visible and less visible lipshapes, some useful communication tactics, and explore other topics related to coping with hearing loss.

Lipreading classes aim to be fun, relaxed, interesting and supportive. Lipreading, like many skills, takes time to learn, but can bring great benefits to the user, increasing confidence and encouraging independence.

If you would like to try a class you may join at any time in the term. The first lesson is free. Then, if you sign up, there will be a small fee. As a charity we would love to be able to provide these classes for free, but we need more funding to make this possible. At the moment we are asking attendees to pay a small fee. Further details upon request.

Lipreading classes in Eastbourne – Autumn Timetable

Mixed ability classes at Community Wise, Ocklynge Road, BN21 1PY on Wednesdays from 2:00pm to 3.30pm (term-time only). Full term of 10 lessons – £60 / £40 concessions – (retired/unwaged).

Lesson 1 25 September
Lesson 2 2 October
Lesson 3 9 October
Lesson 4 16 October
Lesson 5 23 October
Half Term – no classes – 30 October
Lesson 6 6 November
Lesson 7 13 November
Lesson 8 20 November
Lesson 9 27 November
Lesson 10 4 December

Lipreading classes in Polegate – Autumn Timetable

Mixed Ability classes at Polegate Town Council, 49 High Street, BN26 6AL on Thursdays from 9.45am to 11.15am (term-time only). Full term of 10 lessons – £60 / £40 concessions – (retired/unwaged).

Lesson 126 September
Lesson 23 October
Lesson 310 October
Lesson 417 October
Lesson 524 October
Half Term – no classes – 31 October
Lesson 67 November
Lesson 714 November
Lesson 821 November
Lesson 928 November
Lesson 105 December

Lipreading classes in St Leonards – Autumn Timetable

Mixed Ability classes at Southwater Area Community Centre, 1&2 Stainsby Street, TN37 6LA on Tuesdays from 2.00pm to 3.30pm (term-time only). Full term of 10 lessons – £60 / £40 concessions – (retired/unwaged).

Lesson 124 September
Lesson 21 October
Lesson 38 October
Lesson 415 October
Lesson 522 October
Half Term – no classes – 29 October
Lesson 65 November
Lesson 712 November
Lesson 819 November
Lesson 926 November
Lesson 103 December

Lipreading classes in Uckfield – with tutor Barbara Harding

Mixed Ability classes at Uckfield Civic Centre, TN22 1AE on Mondays from 10.00am to 11.30am (term-time only). Please contact us for more information – / 01323 722505.

Lesson 116 September
Lesson 223 September
Lesson 330 September
Lesson 47 October
Lesson 514 October
Lesson 621 October
Half Term – no classes – 28 October
Lesson 74 November
Lesson 811 November
Lesson 918 November
Lesson 1025 November