The Covid-19 pandemic changed lives around the world. Many people lost their jobs or worked from home, were prevented from seeing their loved ones, and took extra precautionary measures to stay healthy. But the deaf and hard of hearing community faced another challenge; trying to communicate while wearing face masks, which prevented them from lip-reading and affected the quality of speech they could hear. #HearingHealth #HearingAwareness#LifeIsOn
A new study shows just how big of an impact face masks have contributed to acoustic effects of speech.