Home Health Covid: Deaf campaigner calls for clear mask research

Covid: Deaf campaigner calls for clear mask research

More research must be finished into efficient clear masks to assist deaf folks talk through the pandemic, in keeping with a campaigner.

Melissa Julings, 35, from Norwich, mentioned the sporting of masks had left deaf folks feeling “remoted” and “misplaced” all through the previous 12 months.

The authorities is because of overview face coverings earlier than 21 June, however Ms Julings mentioned extra work was wanted to search out higher clear masks.

A spokesman for the Department of Health and Social Care mentioned: “Transparent face coverings could also be worn by those that talk by means of lip-reading or facial expressions.

“However, their effectiveness just isn’t supported by proof so the federal government doesn’t suggest their use by the broader public presently.”

Video by Dawn Gerber.

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