The need for a face covering during the pandemic is understood by most. However, some sectors have difficulties complying with this recommendation because of their own particular circumstances. For example, the deaf and hard of hearing rely on lip-reading to communicate. If the mouth is completely hidden, then they will have difficulties talking to others.
One of the best solutions is to wear a clear safety mask that has a similar design to disposable masks with a piece of fabric in the middle and ear loops at the sides. However, the middle part has a clear film that makes the lips visible. It offers roughly the same protection as other masks without cutting off a vital communication strategy.
People can make their own at home but readymade products are also available online at affordable prices. These can make a big difference in the lives of the hearing-impaired during these difficult times.