For those who are deaf and hard of hearing, traditional cloth face masks can make communication difficult to near impossible, and it’s an issue that is highly apparent inside the classroom. Face masks can muffle and distort audible speech, they can hide facial features and expressions essential to people who are speaking or signing. In American sign language (ASL) the use of facial expressions are an essential part of the communication process. Facial expressions can affect the meaning of a sign, and when blocked, people who are deaf are not able to translate the lipreading or visual cues needed to get the message, causing unnecessary anxiety, stress or fatigue.
In situations where it is vital to have the face visible such as language instruction, speech therapy, and in education, we believe that clear face shields provide a solution.
The Unified Full Face Protection shield is based off the Badger shield+ open source design. This was designed at the request of speech therapists and interpretive services. This Face shield mask hybrid is ideal for people who are deaf, hard of hearing or for those who can’t wear masks due to a medical condition. Clear face shield options offer the solution and the opportunity to stay protected while also allowing, facial expressions and mouth movements to be seen.
At Unified Packaging Inc. we are currently offering multiple styles of face shields, we originally began manufacturing the standard type face shields to help our community, we wanted them to be durable, clear, reusable and comfortable enough to wear all day. Since the original comfortable face shield, we have created, children sized face shields, face shields that are wide enough to cover the ears, as well as a face shields small enough for toddlers. We have a wide selection, made from the requests of our customers.
One of our goals is to provide quality protective products for everyone. We sell single quantities as well as provide bulk orders for businesses and schools.
When it comes to protection and communication, it is a good thing to have alterative options to face masks. Clear face shields allow you to read facial expressions and they also allow you to stay protected from spatter. When if comes to communication, protection, work and education we are happy to be able to provide these PPE products as solutions for adults and children.
Even with a face shield and a mask, it is important to follow other guidelines to protect yourself from a coronavirus infection: Avoid close contact with individuals outside your household and stay away from crowded settings, wash your hands often, and disinfect high-touch surfaces.