Charities for deaf people call for more see-through face masks – The Guardian

A woman wears a see-through face mask. It is estimated that 93% of communication is non-verbal. Photograph: Deaf Action

See-through face masks should be made widely available, leading deaf charities have said, warning that the growing use of face coverings is causing communication difficulties among the 12 million people in the UK who are deaf or have some form of hearing loss.

Face coverings must be worn in England on public transport, and by hospital visitors and outpatients, while all hospital staff must wear surgical masks. Face coverings have also been recommended more widely, including in Scotland, in cases where social distancing is difficult.

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