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I have some hearing loss and pretty soon I'm going to have to swallow my pride and get a hearing aid. I've found that I have a lot of trouble understanding some people when they wear a mask and talk. I think it's a combination of being a little muffled and me not being able to pick on some visual cues when I see their mouths. Its actually what's convinced me that I do, in fact, need to do something about my hearing loss.

So how does not wearing a mask help someone who's hard of hearing? If other people aren't wearing masks, that would let the hard of hearing person see their mouths, so they could maybe interpret what those people are saying better, per your description above. But if the hard of hearing person doesn't wear a mask, and the non-hard of hearing people are wearing masks, that doesn't help the hard of hearing person at all, per your description above.

AJ
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