A WORCESTER charity which supports deaf and hard of hearing people is offering lipreading classes.

With one in six people experiencing hearing loss, it can become harder to understand and talk to people, even family members, and can lead to people feeling very isolated.

But Deaf Direct is offering a course which will help develop lipreading skills and explain the context of a conversation which can provide vital clues to aid understanding.

Philip Gerrard, Chief Executive of Deaf Direct, said: “It can be very frustrating when you miss out on conversations because you can't hear everything that's being said.

"Lipreading classes are vital as they teach people how to use visual clues to fill in the gaps of what someone is saying”.

The charity is offering a 10-week course starting Tuesday, March 4.

Sessions are held at Deaf Direct Worcester, Vesta Tilley House, Lowesmoor, and the course costs £75.

To book a place on the course, or to get more information on living with a hearing loss please call Deaf Direct on 01432 357741 or email info@deafdirect.org.uk.