French Secretary of State for people with disabilities Sophie Cluzel wears a transparent face mask. Deaf people and those who are hard of hearing cannot read the lips or facial cues of their interlocutors when they wear conventional face masks. Photo: Ludovic Marin/AFP French Secretary of State for people with disabilities Sophie Cluzel wears a transparent face mask. Deaf people and those who are hard of hearing cannot read the lips or facial cues of their interlocutors when they wear conventional face masks. Photo: Ludovic Marin/AFP
French Secretary of State for people with disabilities Sophie Cluzel wears a transparent face mask. Deaf people and those who are hard of hearing cannot read the lips or facial cues of their interlocutors when they wear conventional face masks. Photo: Ludovic Marin/AFP
Wellness

Transparent face masks help the deaf read lips and faces amid Covid-19, and help their teachers. They just need to be cheaper

  • Regular face masks make it difficult for the 70 million people in the world who are deaf or hard of hearing to read people’s lips or see facial cues
  • Transparent masks are becoming more popular, and users hope their price will come down as more wear them

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French Secretary of State for people with disabilities Sophie Cluzel wears a transparent face mask. Deaf people and those who are hard of hearing cannot read the lips or facial cues of their interlocutors when they wear conventional face masks. Photo: Ludovic Marin/AFP French Secretary of State for people with disabilities Sophie Cluzel wears a transparent face mask. Deaf people and those who are hard of hearing cannot read the lips or facial cues of their interlocutors when they wear conventional face masks. Photo: Ludovic Marin/AFP
French Secretary of State for people with disabilities Sophie Cluzel wears a transparent face mask. Deaf people and those who are hard of hearing cannot read the lips or facial cues of their interlocutors when they wear conventional face masks. Photo: Ludovic Marin/AFP
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