Face shields, essential for communication
In sign language, facial expressions serve as cues for grammar and tone. Additionally, lip reading is often essential to both Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals to supplement auditory understanding.
When it comes to protecting oneself against COVID-19, wearing a face mask fully covers the mouth, which severely restricts communication within this community. The face shield, with its transparent visor, becomes an excellent form of protection for audiologists and the community alike.
About Wavefront Centre
Wavefront Centre cares for, connects with and advocates on behalf of British Columbians to reduce communication barriers. They are a trusted partner in the Deaf, the DeafBlind, the Late Deafened, the Oral Deaf, the Hard of Hearing and the Hearing communities.
A Vancouver-based registered charity and the only non-profit of its kind in Western Canada, they use knowledge from their 60+ years of experience to improve lives through professional, innovative programs. Learn more at www.wavefrontcentre.ca .