Improving communication with face masks
Wearing masks can become a communication challenge in two ways. First, masks cover the mouth, restricting any visual speech cues the wearer might receive. Secondly, masks can impact the acoustic properties of the speech signal itself.
Headphone use in Children
With more families squeezed together for longer periods of time during the coronavirus pandemic, there’s more of a need for one’s own listening space. But lengthy listening on headphones or earbuds can be harmful. And volume is only part of the equation.