Why Transparent Face Masks Are Vital in Healthcare and Medical Setting – The Helloface

Why Transparent Face Masks Are Vital in Healthcare and Medical Settings

One of the most important aspects of being a healthcare professional is to ensure that you are providing the best care to your patients. Ensuring that they are comfortable is key in this endeavor. Evidence suggests that transparent face masks are beneficial for overall patient satisfaction and health and safety.

Medical masks are worn by healthcare professionals to prevent infectious diseases, airborne toxins, or contamination from spreading. However, opaque masks can cause patients to feel anxious, confused and intimidated. The benefits of wearing a transparent mask extend beyond that of an opaque mask. A transparent mask can help you communicate better with colleagues and patients - without jeopardising your safety.

What is a Transparent Medical Mask?

A transparent medical mask is essential for the health and safety of patients as it offers a wide range of protection. The masks protect against airborne pathogens and splashes. In terms of interaction, transparent medical face masks enable others to lip read, understand facial expressions and recognise users.  

The Benefits of a Transparent Medical Face Mask 

A study by Front Public Health discovered that nonverbal communication constitutes 55% of overall communication; this includes lipreading and facial expressions. Opaque face masks prevent these signs from being seen and as a result can make communication for those with hearing loss, special needs and people working in noisy environments extremely difficult. 

Transparent medical masks are effective at preventing airborne germs spreading. Helloface Transparent Medical Masks are CE marked, fully transparent with certified resistance to fogging. They are flexible and easier to place on the face using adjustable ear loops with a soft material to mould to the shape of the user’s face. They fit comfortably with glasses (even preventing them from misting up) and hearing aids.

There are many reasons why you should consider wearing a transparent medical face mask in your workplace and personal life. One of the most important benefits is health and safety. The Helloface transparent medical face mask has passed all necessary tests to be approved for use in health and social care settings. 

Secondly, the fully transparent body of the Helloface masks enable full facial recognition. In noisy environments, such as in a surgical theatre, clear face masks can aid communication. They allow facial expressions to be seen and understood, and lip reading to take place, increasing the ability to interact without a barrier. 

For deaf and hard-of-hearing people, dementia patients and young children, transparent face masks will aid communication and reduce anxieties. As well as this, the Helloface Transparent Medical Mask is ergonomically designed to prevent glasses from steaming up, unlock facial recognition phones and allow the comfortable fit of hearing aids.

Lastly, Helloface clear masks are acoustic tested to ensure they have good sound quality, avoiding words being distorted and volume levels being jeopardised. This element further adds to the advantages of wearing a Helloface mask.

Conclusion

Medical face masks are a vital tool for hospitals and medical professionals to use in order to protect patients from infection and improve accessibility. These masks also provide extra safety, as they make it easy for health personnel to see an individual's facial expressions.

This safety feature is crucial for the healthcare industry. However, for deaf and hard of hearing patients, dementia patients and more, these opaque medical masks can have a negative effect on their experience.

It is important that healthcare professionals have access to transparent medical face masks to easily interact with colleagues and patients, without removing masks to communicate which ultimately defies the purpose of them.

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