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To aid hearing impaired Japan’s largest manufacturer produces transparent mask

On the 27th, it was learned that Unicharm, the largest manufacturer of masks in Japan, will release a mask made of transparent material so that the mouth can be seen from the outside. The masks are designed for hearing-impaired people who can read the contents of a message by watching the movement of the mouth.

From The Kobe Shimbun

April 27 2021

On the 27th, it was learned that Unicharm, the largest manufacturer of masks in Japan, will release a mask made of transparent material so that the mouth can be seen from the outside. The masks are designed for hearing-impaired people who can read the contents of a message by watching the movement of the mouth. The masks are expected to be useful in various situations where masks are an obstacle to communication, such as in the field of customer service where it is difficult to smile or show facial expressions to customers.

The company will start accepting orders at its online store on the 27th, and the price is about 1,480 yen per mask. The price is about 1,480 yen per piece. They can be washed and used repeatedly.

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