As COVID continues and face masks are deemed mandatory in many places, hearing loss experts Clear Living have launched two new visual graphics with an accompanying article featuring tips and advice to help aid communication with those affected by hearing loss and deafness.
Many people with hearing loss rely on lip reading and increased speaking volume to understand others properly - both of which are unfortunately impeded by masks. As September is also Deaf Awareness Month, the last week being International Week of the Deaf (21-25), there's no better time to raise this issue.
From preparing pre-written notes to ensuring a hearing aid isn't affected by a face mask, here’s the Clear Living visual graphic list of tips for those with hearing loss and if wearing a hearing aid:
The second graphic includes helpful suggestions for anyone communicating with a person with hearing loss while wearing a face mask:
See the full article with further info here