Masks Compromise Communication for Individuals Who Are Hearing Impaired

Sep 4, 2020

Seven months into the global pandemic, most of us have grown accustomed to wearing cloth or surgical face masks to help prevent the spread of a COVID-19, but for individuals who are deaf or hearing impaired and rely on lipreading to understand what's being said to them, masks pose a serious communication barrier. At least there is a clear solution, experts say.