Reading the Mask: Speechreading Basics

I’m as tired of this pandemic as the next person. But if anything good comes out of this, it could be the world’s OMG moment about the difficulty in communicating with masks. This speechreading nightmare is not limited to people with confirmed hearing loss; mask-reading is proving to be a challenge for good-of-hearing people as…

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Me vs. The Mask: A Pandemic Hearing Problem

As we crawl our way through this global pandemic, I understand the need for masks. But that doesn’t mean I have to like them.  People with hearing loss are not good at masked communication because it cuts off the vital information we get from lipreading. Before the pandemic, my suffering was limited to trying to…

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