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Transparent masks help people with hearing issues

Video Credit: KTNV Channel 13 Las Vegas - Duration: 02:16s - Published
Transparent masks help people with hearing issues
Transparent masks help people with hearing issues during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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BUT WITH MORE AMERICANS BEINGURGED TO WEAR THEM ..IT'S HARD TO SEE FACIALEXPRESSIONS - AND FOR THOSE WHORELY ON LIP READING TOCOMMUNICATE, IT'S REALLYDIFFICULT.CHRIS CONTE SHOWS US HOW ONEGROUP HAS FOUND A SEE-THROUGHSOLUTION THAT MIGHT BENEFIT ALLOF US.(SHOTS OF PEOPLE WEARING MASKSON STREET) AS WE SHIELDOURSELVES FROM THE VIRUS ..WE'VE LOST SOMETHING.A SMILE.A GLANCE.A REASURING GESTURE -- COVEREDAND HIDDEN BEHIND A MASK.SOT - JAMES 000726 YOU LOOK ATPEOPLE'S FACES, A PERSON'S FACETELLS YOU SO MUCH AND ITCONVEYS SO MUCH AS ANINTERPRETER FOR BRIGHAM ANDWOMEN'S HOSPITAL IN BOSTON ..THE INABILITY TO USE FACIALEXPRESSIONS FOR JAMES WIGGINSHAS BEEN PARTICULARLYCHALLENGING.ESPECIALLY FOR COVID-19PATIENTS WHO ARE DEAF.(WEARING MASK) 001254 THEY CANSEE ME SIGNING AND USING MYHANDS, BUT THE MESSAGE WOULD BEMISSED (CONTE STANDUP) INADDITION TO SIGN LANGUAGE, MANYBUT JAMES AND HIS COLLEAGUES...HAVE FOUND A CLEAR SOLUTION.PUTS ON TRANSPARENT MASK 001323YOU CAN SEE MY LIPS ..IT MAY NOT SEEM LIKE MUCH, BUTTHAT TRANSPARENT PIECE OFPLASTIC IS A GAME CHANGER.SUDDENLY JAMES' MOUTH, ISACCESSIBLE AGAIN.PATIENTS WHO RELY ONLIP-READING TO COMMUNICATE, CANSEE WHAT JAMES IS SAYING.SOT 001347 HAVING THIS CLEARSHIELD, THIS ENABLES THEM TOSEE MY LIPS, SEE MY SMILE SOT000916 IT REALLY HAS REMOVEDBARRIERS FOR THESE PATIENTS NIVPATTERSON AND DOCTOR CHERIBLAUWET BOTH WORK AT THEHOSPITAL.AND HAVE SEEN THE IMPACT THESETRANSPARENT MASKS HAVE HAD.000711 WHAT IT'S DOING ISEQUALIZING THE QUALITY OF CARE.TO PEOPLE WHO HAVE UNIQUEMETHODS OF COMMUNICATION OTHERDOCTORS ACROSS THE HOSPITALHAVE ALSO NOTICED THESE MASKSAND ARE ASKING FOR THEM.JAMES BELIEVES IT'S BECAUSETHEY'RE OFFERING PATIENTS THECHANCE TO SEE DOCTORS ANDNURSES SMILE.001557 WHEN SOMEONE SMILES ITPUTS YOU AT EASE, AND PUTS YOURDEFENSES DOWN SOT - NIV 000936FOR OUR PATIENTS TO BE ABLE TOLIP READ, OR SEE EMOTIONS,ESPECIALLYWHEN WE HAVE TO SOCIALDISTANCE, IT MEANS EVERYTHINGTO THEM WHILE THERE MAY BE NOIN BOSTON, I'M CHRIS CONTEREPORTING.A WARMING TREND WILL BEGINTOMORROW, WITH TEMPERATURES





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