By Robyn Rosen, December 9, 2010
A lip-reading class for the deaf and hard of hearing is on the brink of closure because of a shortage of students.
The Wednesday class at the Jewish Deaf Association in North Finchley launched two years ago after Barnet College ended its longstanding courses following funding cutbacks. JDA chiefs believe the issue is not a lack of need, but that "not enough people know about our classes".
Executive director Sue Cipin said lip-reading was vital to people with hearing impairment.