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Lip Reading / Speechreading

  • Choose Your Lip Reading Class! Cost $45 per person
  • Lip Reading 101 in Two Days:
  • Friday, Nov. 3 and Monday Nov. 6,
  • 9-12 and 1-4, Garber Buick GMC Community Room, or
  • Afternoons: Given from 1 - 3 pm on the following days, which combined equal Lip Reading 101: Mondays, Nov. 27, Dec. 4, Dec. 11, and Wednesdays, Nov. 29 and Dec. 6 & 13th. Garber Buick GMC Community Room.
  • Garber Buick GMC is at 5255 South US 1, Fort Pierce.
  • Contact Lion Cheryl Nolte via text (772) 468-0123 or email to register. Cost for supplies: $45.

Note:  We are now doing 3 kinds of Lip Reading schedules - 2 day "marathon" learning course, 6 lesson 2 hours each course, and the original 12 lesson 1 hour course.  We will vary the schedules to offer choices.



Adult Lip Reading Classes Available

Sponsored by

  Fort Pierce Lions Club &  and Hearing Loss Association of America,  Treasure Coast Chapter

Locations Available:

Fort Pierce:
Indian River State College, Fort Pierce Campus or Garber Buick/GMC
3209 Virginia Avenue, Fort Pierce 6550 S. US #1, Fort Pierce
Building & Room assignment varies per class (Meeting Room)

Jensen Beach:
Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services office
1016 NE Jensen Beach Boulevard
Jensen Beach
Meeting Room

Vero Beach:

1545 S. 9th St. (Oslo Road) - almost across from Fire Station

Vero Beach

For schedules, contact: Cheryl Nolte, Fort Pierce Lions Club Hearing Chair or (772) 468-0123

Lip Reading classes are held in Martin County, Vero Beach and Fort Pierce as well.

Ever wonder if Sherlock Holmes read lips?  I am sure that lip reading, a valuable skill in life, includes aspects of being like a Sherlock Holmes!  Come and find out how to lip read and be like Sherlock.

One or one and one half hour classes, co-sponsored by the Treasure Coast Chapter, Hearing Loss Association of America, and the Fort Pierce Lions Club, are held at various locations on the Treasure Coast.

Classes are one hour each.  Dates to be determined.

Cost of $45 includes your notebook, pen, pencil, highlighter, written materials, notepad and the lessons, for all four weeks.  A real bargain!

See the Application form for Lip Reading on this website.

For more info, email or text Cheryl at (772) 468-0123.

Watch this website for future session announcements.

Lip Reading can be a fun activity for all ages and a skill that only gets better with practice and becomes useful for so many aspects of life.  

Picture yourself being a nurse or Doctor, reading the lips of a patient who can mouth the words but due to a stroke or throat disorder, can’t talk; a worker, able to read the lips of others out of earshot, or a teacher able to read the lips of a student who is whispering and shouldn’t be talking; or even a parent, able to read the lips of others, child or not.

On the one hand, it teaches us to carefully enunciate our words, and as a listener, it helps us anticipate or predict what will be said.Keep in mind, that there are inaccuracies in lip reading, as with many other skills, and jumping to conclusions or making assertions about what you may have read on the lips of someone is not a good idea.

The primary purpose we are learning lip reading today is to help those with hearing loss or deafness.It helps them better understand and communicate, and is a skill valuable in many ways throughout life.

At each session, you will want to bring a face mirror (bigger than a compact), notebook and pen and pencil, and a highlighter is suggested.  Donations for the class, payable to Treasure Coast Chapter, Hearing Loss Association, are $25 for members and $35 for non-members.

The Chapter is providing the instructor, as a volunteer.

For more information, contact Cheryl Nolte at (772) 468-0123, or email and put Lip Reading in the subject line.  

NOTE:  Classes are limited to 10 students.

A Certificate of Completion will be given at the end of the course.

Classes will be one hour or one and one half hours each, two times a week for four weeks, depending on location.  Limit of 10 students at a time. Cost of the class, which includes the notebook, lesson materials and supplies, is $45  

Instructor:  Cheryl L. Nolte

Thanks to:  

Our Indian River County Host:  Treasure Coast Community Health Center, Inc.

1545 9th Street SW (Oslo Road), Vero Beach, FL. 32962 

Thanks to the Fort Pierce Lions Club for co-sponsoring our activities, classes and meetings.

Our St. Lucie County Host (WQCS Radio) at Indian River State College, 3209  Virginia Ave., Fort Pierce 

and Garber Buick GMC at 5255 South US #1, Fort Pierce (our First Evening Classes just completed here last month!).

Sponsor:  Treasure Coast Chapter, Hearing Loss Association of America

Fort Pierce Lions Club, who co-sponsor and cover necessary insurance.

Our Martin County Host:  Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services, Jensen Beach.

Benefits of Lip Reading – include:

Increased communication capabilities, even in noisy environments

Increased accuracy of thought understanding

Increased employment possibilities – those who communicate more easily are more readily hired, regardless of any handicap

Increased social aspects

Reduction of stress and frustration

Increased confidence – easily feel part of a group because you understand what was said

Treasure Coast Chapter/Hearing Loss Association of America

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