- A deaf mother is making face masks for people who are deaf to communicate with ease
- The woman identified as Justine Bate is inundated with hundreds of orders from care homes
- She's designing face masks with a plastic window over the mouth to allow for lip reading
A deaf mother identified as Justine Bate is inundated with hundreds of orders from care homes after designing face masks with a plastic window over the mouth to allow lip reading.
The 42-year-old woman initially created the masks to help herself and her 10-year-old daughter before she began to get orders for the masks.
Briefly.co.za learned that she already sold 42 of the special masks and has 'many' more orders waiting to be fulfilled.
Her husband said:
"We can't make them quickly enough for what people need. From the messages we are getting a lot of people from care homes - people who have got dementia and children who have got certain types of autism where they are actually scared of people with this full face mask on. It is easier as they do not get scared."
Meanwhile, A deaf husband and wife in Indonesia have reportedly created a similar mask to help deaf people in their community during the coronavirus crisis.
Since the outbreak of the coronavirus, the use of face masks has been on the rise globally. With the invention by the deaf couple, others like them are now being considered in the production of safety kits as the pandemic continues.
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