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Face Masks can be Devastating for People with Hearing Loss

Published time: 09 July 2020

Authors: Joshua Chodosh, Michael L Freedman, Barbara E Weinstein, Jan Blustein

Keywords: Covid-19, face mak, facils expressions, lip.


The covid-19 pandemic has literally changed the face of medical care: clinicians, nurses, other staff, and patients are all wearing masks. We are trying to communicate while keeping the required distance apart. With masks covering the faces around us, we are unable to access the facial expressions and lip movements that are so vital to daily communication.

Face masks can be devastating for people with hearing loss



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