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Wearing a mask and hearing people

Answered 1 year ago

Is it just me or is it super hard to hard people when wearing a mask? It's also hard for facial expression. Before you comment, I'm all for wearing the mask and do so, it just damn hard hearing lol


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1 year ago
Can you use a pen and paper? It maybe useful also there are now badges people can get that say I have hearing problems so may not understand you with the mask on. They maybe worth looking into. Hearing aids can be so small these days, so they do go unnoticed. I know my childs are so small they are hidden behind the ear and unless you are up close and actively looking you wouldnt know, was wearing one.

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1 year ago
The hearing aid comment is directed at anyone who may have them. That isnt aware of badges avail.

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1 year ago
I'm young and suppose haven't fully accepted that I have a hearing problem and try to hide it so haven't spoken to anyone about it besides Drs etc. Now with the mask though I'm living in my own world, can't understand anybody

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1 year ago
That sounds awful babe ❤

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1 year ago
^thanks xx

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1 year ago
It's horrible picking on someone with a hearing problems either by laughing when they don't hear or rolling eyes, giving another person they 'oh they didn't hear again' look etc, it's not their fault

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1 year ago
Yeah, I canceled my telehealth appointment as it would be pointless as I have hearing problems, face to face is fine, but over the phone I struggle. Now I don't know when I can get my appointments

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1 year ago
it's so hard, I have a hearing problem, now it's impossible : (

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1 year ago
Sorry. That's awful xx

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1 year ago
Thanks. It also not visible, so ppl don't really get it

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1 year ago
Xx

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1 year ago
The spit screens between checkout operators and customers are just as bad, if not worse. I can't hear a damn thing coming from behind them

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1 year ago
Haha yes it does make it hard to begin with, but with practise its easier. I used to work as a nurse and I am used to it so I can still understand everyone and what is going on. Hubby now takes me to all his appointments and everything so I can do the talking and he doesn't look stupid because he can't understand them either 😂

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1 year ago
It’s like trying to listen to the dentist. I have no idea what he’s saying. I just hope I’m not agreeing to him removing all my teeth.

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1 year ago
Lol

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1 year ago
😂

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1 year ago
lol that's great!

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1 year ago
We don't have to wear them and I haven't talked to anyone wearing one but I could imagine they would sound muffled

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1 year ago
Lucky you,

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1 year ago
Yes it is. It comes across mumbled.

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1 year ago
Yes it is. And I can't find anything to not fog up my glasses either which is annoying me

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1 year ago
Google how to make your glasses fog free

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1 year ago
Tried that. But luckily, I suppose, I'm at home with the kids I only need to wear one for about 30mims max at the grocery store so far and just took them off lol

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1 year ago
My glasses I mean not the mask

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1 year ago
Surgeons often use a bit of micropor tape across the top of their masks to stop glasses fogging. It’s cheap and available at any chemist, and super gentle on your skin (unless you’re allergic).
If you’re glasses are fogging it’s likely your mask isn’t fitting you correctly, so you could try a different style or size if you’re able find any.

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1 year ago
Omg yes! I just had to get a blood test and the man doing it already had a thick indian accent then top it off with a mask I had no idea what was going on haha.

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1 year ago
I can not understand what anyone is saying lol i think I must usually lip read 😬

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1 year ago
Either can I. I just see their eyes starring lol

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1 year ago
Lol