A transparent mask that improves communication

FaceView Mask™ is a medical mask that features a clear center in the annular portion around the mouth providing a new level of sight and sound while wearing a mask.

Update: As of May 2020, our team is working hard to bring the FaceView Mask™ to market soon.

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How the FaceView Mask™ can make a difference

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UA LITTLE ROCK PROFESSOR INVESTIGATES TRANSPARENT FACE MASK TO HELP DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING PATIENTS BETTER COMMUNICATE WITH HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS

A University of Arkansas at Little Rock faculty member is hoping to make visits to healthcare professionals easier for patients and other health workers who are deaf or hard of hearing.

(Research was completed using a prototype of the FaceView Mask.)

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Founder Jeanne Hahne Speaks at 29th Annual Medical Surgical Nursing Conference

Jeanne Hahne RN MSN spoke at the 29th Annual Medical Surgical Nursing Conference in San Francisco April of 2019.  Her topic was : "Meet the Nurse Inventor:  How to turn an idea into a REALITY"

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FaceView Mask Received Phase I SBIR Funding From the National Institute of Nursing Research

FaceView Mask received Phase I SBIR funding from the National Institute of Nursing Research in 2017 to support the research and development of a patented surgical mask that incorporates a clear window to aid communication, including that among health care workers and patients who are deaf or hard of hearing.  It was a successful Phase 1 and we are awaiting a Phase II grant award.

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