The use of masks has become common practice during the worldwide Covid-19 pandemic, and this will probably continue for many months.
This of course is something rather challenging to get used to under normal circumstances – but imaging being hearing impaired, and using hearing aids – this has proven to be a challenge worldwide!
The hearing impaired population face many difficulties with the use of masks and we will be sharing some tips with you to make life easier with masks!
Masks with elastic or straps around the ears can cause hearing instruments to fit too loosely and even cause them to get lost or simply be uncomfortable.
There are a few clever ways to solve this!
Masks filter and attenuate high frequency sounds (2000Hz-7000Hz between 3 and 12dB! They also block nonverbal and visual cues that the listener uses to decipher what is being said.
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