With the wearing of face masks outdoors becoming a requirement to cope with the “new normal,” those in the deaf and hard-of-hearing community are confronted with a difficult challenge to communicate with one another.
But some people have thought of the perfect solution: see-through masks!
For the past month, many students, nurses, and tailors have designed and created transparent face masks for the deaf and hard-of-hearing who are unable to read people’s lips through ordinary protective wear.
Check them out below:
— Julia Dweck (@GiftedTawk) April 1, 2020
This first-time dad, who uses Cued Speech to communicate, was amazed by the kindness of a nurse at Sentara Princess Anne Hospital who worked overnight to sew face masks with clear mouth coverings to allow for lip reading. #SentaraHeroes #HealthcareHeroes #WereInThisTogether pic.twitter.com/hZxHaOcvn8
— Sentara Healthcare (@sentarahealth) April 23, 2020
Interested to make your own at home? Here’s a how-to guide shared by a university student in Kentucky, USA!
Do you know anyone who makes these masks locally in the Philippines? Share them with us in the comments!
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