Overcoming the mask | Prime Living
Tips for communicating through COVID-19
Last updated 1/22/2021 at 4:27pm
It can be challenging to communicate through masks, 6-feet of social distance, physical barriers and other factors due to COVID-19 that have changed daily life.
For people with hearing loss, this is an especially challenging time. In a telling sign of increased hearing difficulty, usage of online hearing tests increased 500% since the pandemic began.
"With COVID-19 and masks, everyday tasks are a source of frustration, such as asking a question at the grocery store deli or talking to someone from behind a customer service desk," said Bill Schiffmiller, a lifelong hearing aid user and found...