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Standish Lipreading Society

Did you know there currently more than 11 million people in the UK with some form of hearing loss, or one in six of the population. More than 900,000 people in the UK are severely or profoundly deaf. More than 70% of over 70 years-old and 40% of over 50 years-old have some kind of hearing loss (Action on Hearing Loss March 2016.

We help local people overcome their hearing difficulties and communication issues by teaching them to lipread.


If you recognise any of these comments and want support and guidance then you have come to the right place. You can get in touch with us via our contact from or email us for more information

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 “I am now aware of how to train my eyes to recognise speech shapes and focus my awareness on how to take full advantage of expressions, signs and all other means of communications”

“Topics introduced by our tutor are fun, educational and social interaction between members make each class fun and challenging”

Quotes from our members

2018 Calendar now available to view.


 In Memory of  Stanley Riley Co-founder of Standish Lip Reading Society 1923- 2016.


Due to a growing demand, Standish Lipreading Society are creating a second class, initially as a 10 week pilot, and this time at the Standish Library, 13 Cross St, Standish, Wigan WN6 0HQ. We are fairly confident there will be sufficient demand for the limited places available, so if you are interested please don’t hesitate to contact our Chairperson Joyce Dalgliesh on 01942 494256 or via email at joyce1@dalglieshwigan.co.uk

Lessons begin on Tuesday 16th October at 10.00 am and finish at 12 noon, the first session is free and then attendees are expected to pay a subscription of £5 for the remaining 9 sessions.

Limited car parking is available at the library with additional on-street parking available along Cross Street and nearby Church Street.