People with hearing loss have found it to be increasingly challenging to communicate with others who are wearing masks, as they muffle voices and prevent lip-reading.
|Glasses must go on last.|
Moreover,t he around-the-ear face mask, the most common type, makes hearing-aid-wearers -
especially those who also wear glasses (which inevitably steam up, and should be on a cord) -
liable to lose their hearing-aid, especially on removing or adjusting the mask.
Today, my hearing-aid fell out amongst the Brussels Sprouts at the Saturday market.
The free masks provided by local authorities and governments (I have received 20 already)
are all of the elastic-around-the-ears variety.
The kind with elastic that goes around the back of the head is not easy to find.
Because of masks, beards will probably go out of fashion again.