One woman has started creating face masks designed to help the hard of hearing communicate safely during the pandemic.
The specially-crafted coverings wrap around the ears like an ordinary mask – but have a clear panel built into the fabric so the mouth remains visible for lip-reading.
Justine DB, the woman behind the masks, published images of her innovative products on social media earlier this week.
Her post says: “Been up since 6am making this masks – myself and my daughter are deaf, we rely heavily on lip reading, this Visible Mask is perfect for the deaf, lipreaders and or those whose work for / with the deaf or those love to smile!”
Praise has been pouring in for the masks; with the original FB images being shared hundreds of times across the platform.
The ‘Visible Masks’ are apparently available for purchase at £5.99 each – with the cost of postage and packaging included. There’s also a variety of different designs and colours available.
All orders can be placed via Direct Message on Facebook.
You can read the original post and learn more here.