When doctors wear a mask, it immediately places a communication barrier and makes deaf and hard of hearing patients even more confused about what's going on.
- Joseph H., Internal Medicine
I'm a pro at lip-reading, but I need to be able to see their lips. When medical staff wear the mask, I can't see their lips and it is hard for me to understand them. I have to strain to hear.
- Emily H., Shock Trauma
By wearing a traditional mask, we’re immediately placing a barrier between ourselves and our patients, which eliminates our ability to express emotions and facial expressions.
- Sakib H., Medical Student
Instead of the standard surgical mask, the ClearMask can really provide access to children, to help them understand their surroundings, such as finally seeing their mom or doctor smiling, and finally knowing that it will be okay.
- Jennifer R., Pediatric Neuropsychology
To have the ClearMask on the parent's face and on physicians is a great way to prevent and remove that physical barrier so that children can see full facial expressions and have a sense of warmth and familiarity with our faces.