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nightmare mask wearing for deaf and hard of hearing

sakinahsakinah Member Posts: 14 Connected
edited September 2020 in Invisible impairments
hi everyone

something i really need to get off my chest lately, since the lockdown as you know everyone practically has to wear masks, do you realise what a nightmare it is for those that are deaf and hard of hearing especially if you dont know sign language and they dont know sign language either, people can be so ignorant and uneducated and unempathic its unbelievable in this area.

so many times especially in hospitals i have said over and over again that i cant hear i lip read and still they talk away to me like nothings happended.  i understand they have to wear the mask but all they need to do is stand back and pull it down or if they have those shield just pull the mask down for crying out loud they go too far they really do and to be honest on another level i think all this is highly orchestrated in high place but thats another subject!!

any comments on this i would love to hear and if you would like to continue the thread on the virus being orchestrated your free to do so for those who are interested for those not you can just ignore it x

regards to all

redsapphire (sakinah) x  <3

Redsapphire (sakinah)


  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 11,201 Disability Gamechanger
    Very interesting and thank you for sharing with us
  • dolfrogdolfrog Member Posts: 440 Pioneering
    Hi @sakinah
    This also applies to may of us who have Auditory Processing Disorder, the listening disability.
    There are some masks available that have a clear central area so that we can see the mouths of others, many of which are home made. 
  • CressCress Member Posts: 498 Pioneering
    Ooh orchestrated Virus?
    I'm tempted ...
    Sorry to hear the problems you're having with masks, you'd think in a hospital environment such things wouldn't occur.

    My son has a facial abnormality, so he loved wearing a mask at first, which is sad...he now hates them and refuses to go out at all untill it's all over. He as an appointment at the ENT clinic soon but so far insists he'll only speak over the phone...
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