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Lip Reading / Speechreading

See Below for schedules.

Contact Lion Cheryl Nolte via text (772) 468-0123 or email to register. Cost for supplies: $65.


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.

Do you wear hearing aids or know someone who is hard of hearing?  Or perhaps you know someone looking for a helpful skill in all environments?  Lip reading is a valuable communications skill, helpful for those with or without hearing loss.

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.

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.

NOTE: Classes are limited to 10 students.

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

Classes vary, depending on if they are two day "marathon" classes, or more intense classes scheduled two days a week for 2 hours each, for three week periods. Cost, which includes the notebook, lesson materials and supplies, is $65.

See Below for schedules in the various locations the courses are offered.  To register after deciding which course you want, Contact Lion Cheryl Nolte via text (772) 468-0123 or email to register. Cost: $65.

Sponsored by

     Fort Pierce Lions Club &  and 

Hearing Loss Association of America,  

Treasure Coast Chapter

Locations Available:

Fort Pierce:
 Community Room

Garber Buick/GMC
5255 S. US #1, Fort Pierce

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

Vero Beach:
History Room, 2nd Floor

 Indian River County Main Library

 1600 21st Street, Vero Beach

For all completed sessions: 

Certificate of Completion given to

all students who complete the course.

Cost $65.00


For more information about Lip Reading classes, email Cheryl at or TEXT (772) 468-0123

Jensen Beach Lip Reading 101, 6 daytime sessions, always Noon-2pm:

Intensive Lip Reading

2 Hours for 2 X a week (Tuesdays & Thursdays)

for 3 weeks

Sept. 25, 27 and Oct. 9, 11, 16 & 18

Noon – 2pm 


Intensive Lip Reading

2 Hours for 2 X a week for 4 weeks

Nov. 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 27 & 29 – Noon – 2pm

Classes are from Noon until 2pm. Location is Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services Office, 1016 Jensen Beach Blvd., Jensen Beach.Cost is $65 per 6 session class group.

Fort Pierce:


Sept. 13 & 14 (Thursday & Friday)

10am – 3pm

Intensive Lip Reading 


2 Hours for 2 X a week (Wed. & Fri.)

for 4 weeks

October 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24 & 26

10am – Noon


Marathon Lip Reading

Dec. 6 & 7 – (Thursday & Friday)


Fort Pierce Location:

Community Room

Garber Buick/GMC

5255 S. US #1

Fort Pierce

(Just South of Midway Road)


All classes in Vero are 2-day Marathon Classes, 10am – 3pm

September 20 & 21st (Thursday & Friday)


October 30 & 31 (Tuesday & Wednesday)


December 10 & 11 (Monday & Tuesday)

Vero Beach Location:

History Room, 2nd Floor

Indian River County Library

1600 21st Street

Vero Beach

(near the Downtown Courthouse)



Lip Reading 101 – History Room – Vero Beach Main Library – 2018

Hearing Loss Association Chapter Sponsor       Please note:  The Vero Library does not allow collection for the classes on the premises, so payment must be made before the class.

Marathon 2-day classes:

May 30 & 31

September 20 & 21

October 30 & 31

December 10 & 11

Hours:10 Am – 4 PM – (we will break for lunchtime between 12 and 1)

All Classes:  To register, Contact Lion Cheryl Nolte via text (772) 468-0123 or email to register. Cost: $65.

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

See the Application form for Lip Reading on this website.

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, $65.

The Chapter is providing the instructor, as a volunteer.


Treasure Coast Chapter/Hearing Loss Association of America

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