NHS to get 250,000 clear masks to help people with hearing loss | Evening Standard

Frontline NHS and social care workers will be sent 250,000 clear plastic masks to help them communicate with people with conditions such as hearing loss and dementia.  The transparent masks have an anti-fogging barrier, meaning patients with hearing problems should be able to lip read, the Department of Health and Social Care said. Nine charities said in May that using transparent face masks could prevent “months of misery” for deaf people, calling for clear face coverings to be commissioned.

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