Posted by: sueread67 | June 3, 2011

Why do I have to pay in order to hear?

So now I am coming up to my last free lipreading lesson! I have been attending lipreading classes in Ipswich for the last 2 years which have been funded by Suffolk County Council. For this I am very grateful.
However, from September we will have to pay £4.00 per lesson – even for the ones we miss through illness etc. It is extremely frustrating to think I am being charged for something many people take for granted – the ability to hear!
I would be interested to know what hearing people think about this.
Final note – lipreading classes are classified as leisure learning – RNID are campaigning to get lipreading reclassified as an essential skill – why on earth isn’t lipreading already classified as an essential skill?



  1. But wanna say that this is invaluable , Thanks for taking your time to write this.

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