LOOK: These Face Masks Were Designed to Help the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing

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 […]

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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:

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Eric Kim, an HS student of Portland, Oregon | Source: Fox LA

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Faizah Badaruddin from Indonesia | Source: Channel News Asia

Interested to make your own at home? Here’s a how-to guide shared by a university student in Kentucky, USA!

(ALSO READ: WATCH: Ethical Fashion Brand Teaches You How to Make Eco-Friendly Hand-sewn Face Masks at Home)

Do you know anyone who makes these masks locally in the Philippines? Share them with us in the comments!


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