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The Badger Shield+, designed by an engineering team at the University of Wisconsin Madison, is currently being tested. (Courtesy of University of Wisconsin Madison School of Engineering)
The Badger Shield+, designed by an engineering team at the University of Wisconsin Madison, is currently being tested. (Courtesy of University of Wisconsin Madison School of Engineering)
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Face masks pose problems for people who have impaired hearing, but there are ways to make it easier to communicate with people with hearing loss.

One work-in-progress is a hybrid mask — part shield, part mask that makes it easier to read a speaker's lips.
Chuck Quirmbach of WUWM reports.

This segment aired on August 4, 2020.

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