Our new operating procedures during COVID-19.
We had to share the story of this little boy from a local family! He was born with an underdeveloped right ear and a closed ear canal. This year he will be receiving surgery in California to rebuild his ear and open the canal so he can learn to hear while he’s still young!
Being able to communicate is essential for forming and maintaining relationships. Studies have shown that people with untreated hearing loss can have serious emotional and social consequences that can lead to isolation, depression, and anxiety.
To prevent the spread of infection during the Covid-19 pandemic, people are encouraged to wear masks when out in public. The standard mask design can pose a problem to those that have a hearing loss. Here are some alternative mask designs to help those that have hearing loss.