Welcome to the Association of Lipspeakers

Welcome to the Association of Lipspeakers

The Association of Lipspeakers (ALS) is the professional body that represents lipspeakers. We aim to promote lipspeaking and its good practice and encourage the further development of lipspeaking as a communication service.

This site will enable you to find qualified and NRCPD registered lipspeakers. In order to have the best experience, you can choose between either straight forward lipspeaking or lipspeaking with some signs. Please be clear as to what type of lipspeaking service you would like. Either straightforward lipspeaking or lipspeaking with the aid of signs * The majority of ALS lipspeakers offer a Sign Supported lipspeaking service.

What is a lipspeaker

A lipspeaker is a hearing person who has been professionally trained to be easy to lipread. The lipspeaker makes sure they are clearly visible to the lipreader and silently and accurately repeats the spoken message.

How to find a lipspeaker

There are less than 50 Qualified NRCPD Registered lipspeakers in the UK. We offer you three options to find a lipspeaker nearest to you. Click on the button below to search for a Registered lipspeaker by name or geographic location.

News & Events


News & Events


AGM and Workshop – Saturday 12 November 2022

This year’s AGM and workshop will be held in person in London.  The date has been set for Saturday 12 November from 10am - 4pm.  It will be held at the Remark meeting room, which is on Leather Lane, EC1N 7SU.  5 minutes from Farringdon Station and the new Elizabeth...

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Member-Led Webinar – Tuesday 13 September 2022, 7:30pm

Following the success of Sarah's webinar on Mental Health and Eileen's on working as a magistrate, we are delighted to announce our next webinar with ALS Ambassador Tim Reedy, in discussion with member Kate Bohdanowicz, talking about Tim's experiences as a deaf child...

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Could you see yourself as a lipreading teacher? Teaching #Lipreading to adults with an acquired #HearingLoss is very rewarding and it's also great fun.

Find out more about the next course: https://www.citylit.ac.uk/courses/lipreading-teacher-training-course/

Read former trainee Helen’s story: https://www.citylit.ac.uk/blog/qa-helen-hollings

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Association of Lipspeakers

Our Commitment

In Association With

The ALS Committee

The ALS committee is made up of working lipspeakers, volunteering their time. It is not always possible to respond to queries immediately, but we will certainly do our best to respond as soon as possible.