Deaf couple adapt face masks to help others with hearing loss communicate


When the Indonesian government said people must wear masks outdoors to help curb the spread of the new coronavirus, Faizah Badaruddin, suddenly had a hard time communicating with people, because she could no longer read their lips. The 52-year-old, who was born with total hearing loss, decided to adapt the traditional cloth mask alongside her husband, Imam Saroso - who is also deaf - from their humble tailoring workshop in Makassar, on Indonesia's Sulawesi Island.

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