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Letters Face masks and hearing loss

Covid-19: face masks can be devastating for people with hearing loss but alternatives are available

BMJ 2020; 370 doi: (Published 26 August 2020) Cite this as: BMJ 2020;370:m3326
  1. Ali Poostchi, ophthalmology registrar,
  2. Mong-Loon Kuet, registrar,
  3. Patrick S Richardson, consultant,
  4. Moneesh K Patel, consultant
  1. Department of Ophthalmology, University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Trust, Royal Derby Hospital, Derby DE22 3NE, UK
  1. a.poostchi{at}

Chodosh and colleagues1 and Grote and Izagaren2 highlight an important matter but overlook the use of face shields, hoods, and other clear barriers that decrease disease transmission, facilitate lip reading, and …

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