About Read Our Lips

Read Our Lips is an online learning program created by the experienced lipreading instructors of the Canadian Hard of Hearing Association – Newfoundland and Labrador (CHHA-NL).

The program covers the eight most common lip movements through eight interactive lessons.

The self-paced video lessons allow you to check your progress, quiz yourself at every step, and practice as much as you need!

Try your first lesson for free to see how you can make communication easier.
About Read Our Lips

What are the benefits?

This online program includes eight lessons on most common lipreading techniques

  • Learn and practice lipreading (an important part of overall speechreading) at your own pace from the comfort of your home.

  • Feel more confident about your ability to communicate in challenging listening environments by learning to identify eight of the easiest lip movements.

  • Feel more connected to conversations and the world around you. Video lessons (with captions for hearing accessibility) help you master your ability to lipread.

Lipreading is a skill
you can learn!

See speech, feel connected
Lipreading is a skill that you can learn and practice. This skill is especially important if you feel left out during conversations.

We believe that the antidote to isolation is inclusion. Everyone should be empowered to partake in the stories that weave the fabric of our lives.

Lipreading, an important part of speechreading, is life-changing. That's why we made a safe, accessible online space to master it at your own pace. We're not just teaching, we're opening doors to a more confident life.

Other lipreading products

Skills Practice

Are you an experienced lipreader or just looking to practice your skills? Then this learning program is perfect for you! It includes practice exercises to keep building your lipreading skills.

Lipreading Bundle

Get our original Read Our Lips Course and the Skills Practice at a discounted rate! Great for an experienced lipreader looking to refresh their skills and dive into more practice.

What course participants are saying

  • I feel more comfortable in noisy situations

    "I use the knowledge I gained in this class every day and no longer feel uncomfortable in crowds or noisy situations"

  • I'm more confident

    "My confidence in lipreading skills has increased dramatically since taking the Read Our Lips course"

  • Easy - even if it's your first online course

    "I'm not very technologically-minded, so if I could figure it out, most people will be able to... I found the program very easy to use"


Frequently Asked Questions

  • How long will it take me to complete this course, and can I preview it before buying?

    This is a self-paced course. You can take as much time as you need, but on average it takes about an hour per lesson (8 lessons in total).

    Parts of the first lesson are available for a free preview. To access it, you must create a new account under "Sign in" - "Create a new account" - (you are not required to give your credit card information for this) and then select "My course" once you are logged into your account.

    You will have access to your account for six months after purchase. This course is self-paced, with no deadlines on the quizzes, but after six months it expires and you will need to renew your purchase.

  • What technology do I need?

    This course is designed to be very easy to use so all you need to complete it is a tablet/smartphone, a laptop or a desktop computer with access to a high-speed internet connection.

    Please note that this course does not work well with Internet Explorer. Please use one of the following internet browsers:

    Desktop: Firefox, Safari, Chrome, Edge

    Mobile: iOS Safari: 11 and up, Chrome, Samsung Internet

    If you are having trouble, make sure that your internet browser is up to date.

  • I've done some lipreading before, will the course still benefit me?

    This course is perfect for absolute beginners, but it’s also great for people with some lipreading experience who are looking to either refresh or add to their skills.

    We believe that you can’t practice lipreading too much! The more work you put into lipreading, the easier it becomes. Whether or not you have experience, you will learn new tips and tricks, as well as gain a lot of practice.

  • What can I do if I have more questions about this program?

    If you have questions about this course, please don’t hesitate to contact The Canadian Hard of Hearing Association-NL (CHHA-NL) by email at contact@readourlips.ca.

    A staff member at the CHHA-NL will respond during regular business hours (Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm NST). We are here to help!

  • Who do I contact if I forget my password, or need technical assistance?

    If you forgot your password, it's not a problem! Visit the login page, hit the “I forgot my password” button, and you will receive a "Reset password" link in your email.

    If you need technical assistance, please make sure that the issue is not with your internet browser (it may need to be updated). If you still need help, you can contact CHHA-NL by email: contact@readourlips.ca.

  • How will I be graded and how do I get my certificate?

    At the end of each lesson you will complete a quiz that has 5-7 lipreading practice words. You need to get at least 80% on each quiz to move on to the next lesson. Once you have completed the multiple-choice questions, you will see your mark for each lesson.

    Your certificate will be accessible once you complete the course. You will be given two options: to download it or email it to yourself for printing.

  • What if I change my mind and want to drop the class?

    You may decide to not complete this course, but we do not offer refunds after the course sign-up.

    If you have questions about this course, please don’t hesitate to email us at contact@readourlips.ca. We will respond during regular business hours (Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm NST).

    If you have any suggestions about how to improve your satisfaction with Read Our Lips, please contact us.