Coronavirus

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

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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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