It is no secret that the hearing loss community has struggled during the pandemic, as masks, group limitations and social distancing make communication tricky and stressful for those with limited hearing abilities and those who rely on lip-reading.
We know and understand that wearing masks are essential to keep us as safe as possible in the pandemic, but it also restricts vital visual cues and muffles speech cues that are important for those with hearing loss.
There are some other safety solutions out there like clear face guards and see-through masks, but these aren't as easily accessible than the standard surgical kind everyone can get their hands on - and with a growth in demand it isn't going to get any better.
As we continue to tackle through this pandemic and whilst wearing face masks are compulsory pretty much everywhere - we need to focus on those who have hearing loss or who are deaf during this time.
We thought this was a good time to give some useful information on how we can stay safe, continue to communicate and still feel connected to our community, family and friends. This way we can all activity help those who are affected during this challenging time with their hearing impairment.
When wearing hearing aids, we understand that it is tricky to keep your mask on securely and comfortably. More importantly, there is also the issue of trying to find a solution to avoid your hearing aids falling out and getting lost. Here are a few tips we hope might help.
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