Our new "Speak Clearly Window Mask" is designed for teachers, students, deaf persons, and anyone who wants to communicate clearly while maintaining best practices in a public setting. It allows teachers and students to see facial expressions, which are essential elements in the classroom. It is the ideal solution to communicate with the hearing impaired. It allows for lip reading with someone who has a mask on. Health care workers, emergency workers/first responders, essential workers, speakers, performers and nearly everyone else can benefit from this mask.
Face masks are a necessary tool to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Wearing a traditional mask, which covers the lower portion of your face, blocks the majority of your facial expressions. This makes it extremely difficult for students to grasp what they are being taught. Special needs children, in particular, have difficulty staying focused when much of the communication process is being blocked by a face mask. It is also impossible for someone who is hearing impaired to carry on a verbal conversation when they cannot read your lips.
According to the World Health Organization, 466 million people around the world have disabling hearing loss. Standard face masks, which have become widespread as countries work to eliminate the spread of coronavirus, muffle words and obscure the mouth.
The "Speak Clearly Window Mask" solves this. This high quality, 100% Cotton mask features a sturdy, clear vinyl window in front of the mouth. This allows for lip reading, showing of expressions and emotions. These masks are essential for people with learning difficulties, autistic people, small children who may be scared of masks and students who rely on visual connections to better understand what is being taught at school. Nearly everyone communicates better when given the opportunity to to view facial expressions.
The soft fabric with adjustable earloops adds an element of comfort and the beautiful patterns make this stylish mask into a fashion statement. It is washable and re-usable and priced low enough that you can afford to upgrade from a solid cloth mask to a clear window mask. These masks are sold in sets of random colors and patterns, (pictured), or you can purchase these individually at our school outlet in Tacoma, WA. Available in both adult and children's sizes.