Special masks for the deaf to enable lip reading

While it is a boon against the spread of coronavirus, it can prove as a bane for the hearing-impaired people who depend on lip-reading to interpret the communication.

By Author  |  Published: 25th May 2020  5:38 pm
Special masks

Hyderabad: The ‘must-have’ list got updated recently with masks entering our lives as the new normal.

While it is a boon against the spread of coronavirus, it can prove as a bane for the hearing-impaired people who depend on lip-reading to interpret the communication. Now with the mouths covered with masks, it can be a challenge for them to have a conversation.

To address this issue Tamil Nadu government came up with a solution in collaboration with mask makers. As a result, reusable cloth mask with a transparent polypropylene base that goes over the lips was manufactured. These masks were launched by the State Commissionerate for the Welfare of Persons with Disabilities.

Vijayakarthikeyan K, District Collector of Tiruppur district shared pictures where he along with his team can be seen distributing the masks. He further wrote, “Specially Abled Children of #Tiruppur have started using the CLEAR MASK which enables Lip Reading !”


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