How the FaceView Mask™ can make a difference
The FaceView Mask™ is important for communication, for seeing the entire facial expression, especially a reassuring smile.
"Children can be very anxious at the dental office for a lot of understandable reasons, but part of that anxiety is around not being able to see the dentist and the staff member's face. The challenge is taken away with the FaceView Mask. Children can now see the face of the dentist, see the face of the staff member." - Dr. Jeff Woods, DDS
The current opaque surgical masks cover the lower face limiting visual and auditory communication and increase the possibility of miscommunication.
Miscommunication can be a serious cause of medical error.
Using a prototype of the FaceView Mask™, Dr. Samuel Atcherson completed a study on the effectiveness of the mask for patients with hearing loss.
“For the group of people with severe to profound hearing loss, that made the biggest difference. Being able to see someone’s lips move can provide greater access and understanding, even if you can’t read lips. For the two groups with hearing loss, being able to see lips moving reduces the fatigue factor. You use less energy trying to understand what someone is saying.”
- Dr. Samuel Atcherson