The pandemic has ushered in a seemingly endless number of challenges. We can't spend time with large groups of friends and family, we can't readily eat in restaurants or go to the movies, and we have to add face masks to our daily routine. For many the latter isn't a huge deal, but for those who struggle with hearing, it can be a real barrier.
Thankfully, there are masks on the market with clear panels so lip reading is made easier. But doing one even better is Rafi Nova, a company whose clear-panel mask was created with the help of a speech pathologist, who not only included the see-through panel but also added adjustable ear loops that can accommodate hearing aids and cochlear implants.
It's the type of attention to detail that can really make a difference in a person's life, whether their hearing loss is minor or major.