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UF clinic offers free hearing loss, lip-reading classes

The University of Florida Speech and Hearing Clinic and the Gainesville chapter of the Hearing Loss Association of Florida will offer “Living with Hearing Loss,” a series of free classes for people with hearing impairment.

The education series includes four free classes: “Coping with Hearing Loss,” “A Thousand Ways to Say ‘Huh,’” “Handling Difficult Listening Situations,” and “What Other Help is There?” Classes are held on Mondays from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the United Way of North Central Florida office, 6031 NW 1st Place, Gainesville. Session 1 of the four-part class series is Jan. 30, Feb. 6, Feb. 13 and Feb. 20. Session 2 will be held on April 2, April 9, April 16 and April 23. Participants are encouraged to bring family and friends to the classes, but space is limited.

The UF clinic will also offer a free series of lip-reading classes designed to help people with hearing loss develop confidence communicating with others in difficult listening situations. The classes will be held on Mondays beginning Jan. 30 from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the United Way of North Central Florida office, 6031 NW 1st Place. Please call 352-294-5151 or email mmccaghren@phhp.ufl.edu to register for the “Living with Hearing Loss” classes or the lip-reading course.

 

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