Imagine what you might be missing.
55% of communication is visual. Standard surgical masks block faces and prevent the ability to see facial expressions, read lips, and establish rapport.
Miscommunication is a leading cause of medical errors and can be prevented. When standard masks are worn, the potential for miscommunication is especially compounded in deaf and hard of hearing patients.
Masks don't have to mean miscommunication.
The ClearMask™ is the first, patent-pending transparent surgical mask with full-face visibility. Our mask provides assured protection with a smart design optimized for comfort and breathability.
Unlike other masks, the ClearMask™ allows patients and individuals to see each other’s full faces and facial expressions, while making communication more human, natural, and accessible.
Everyone benefits from seeing facial expressions and emotions.
Visual communication is especially important for:
Deaf and hard of hearing patients
Deaf and hard of hearing medical staff, medical students, laboratory technicians, and scientists
Patients who may not speak the same language as their providers and medical staff
Medical interpreters and agencies
Patients under stress and anxiety
Immunosuppressed patients, including oncology, Cystic Fibrosis, and Leukemia
Organ transplant recipients
Medical staff who cannot receive seasonal flu vaccinations and must wear masks
All medical staff so that they can see their colleagues' faces and better understand dialogue in noisy environments
Find out what patients and providers are saying about the ClearMask™
Improves access to vital communication
“By wearing a standard surgical mask, we’re immediately placing a communication barrier between ourselves and our patients, especially those who rely heavily on visual communication, including deaf and hard of hearing individuals. The masks block visual cues—including facial expressions, lip-reading, and emotions—all of which are critical for deaf and hard of hearing people to fully communicate and participate in the course of care. The ClearMask reduces miscommunication and confusion, while adhering to safety and infection control protocol.” - Dr. Zachary Featherstone, Pediatrics and Family Medicine
Reduces isolation and loneliness
"Having spent over 100 days in the hospital, I can assure you that surgical masks greatly inhibit communication. The hospital can be a sterile and lonely place—even when doctors and staff try so hard to express compassion. There are so many emotions that cannot be expressed through a standard mask. The ClearMask facilitates that vital human connection that’s missing in healthcare." - Monica Lindsell, Leukemia and Stem Cell Transplant Survivor