Masks for Deaf and Hard of Hearing

As we follow recommendations to wear masks in daily life, we are staying safe but making communication for D/deaf and hard of hearing individuals even harder. We are offering clear masks so that our community can read lips and see facial expressions for tone and ASL cues. The link below is for individuals to order for households. Businesses, schools, universities, etc. need to email info@bridgesfordeafandhh.org to inquire about bulk orders. Please include the quantity in which you're interested and by what date you would need them. Thanks! 

Please note:  these masks are a solid piece that covers but are not fitted. We will include a self-adhesive aluminum nose strip that you will add to make a tighter fit across the bridge of your nose. This is a new addition to the mask, so we do not yet know the lifespan of the strip. The mask is made with paracord with a bead that adjusts the fit for your comfort depending on how you wear the paracord. 

 

Orders will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. We will accept orders from individuals, and you may order up to five masks, one per person living in your household. These masks have been worn for hospital and other assignments by our interpreters.  Two physicians, one leading a COVID-19 response team and one a pandemic specialist have seen the masks and given them the thumbs up though this does not constitute an endorsement nor guarantee. The masks are not treated for antifogging, but we have not had any problems. If you want to treat them, there are drops and sprays you can use, or you can rub a little dishsoap and let it dry. The masks are reusable. Simply clean them with a disinfectant wipe. No mask is 100% effective, and we make no claims about any mask we give away or sell.

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