Tag Archives: Masks

Face masks, hearing loss and hearing aids

Face masks and other personal protective equipment (PPE) help protect us from the coronavirus, but they add communication challenges for everyone, especially people with hearing impairments. That’s because: Face masks lower the volume of a person’s speech and slightly garble it. Face shields, social distancing and plastic barriers further muffle or reduce sound. Face mask ear loops may tug on your hearing… Read More »

Masks Vital to Stopping COVID at Gyms

By Robin Foster HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 25, 2021 (HealthDay News) — If you think you can safely exercise without your mask in a gym during the pandemic, two new government reports show you are mistaken. Coronavirus outbreaks at fitness centers in Chicago and Honolulu last summer were likely the result of exercisers and instructors… Read More »