Of all the places it’s frustrating when we struggle to hear, healthcare settings are perhaps the worst. You’re sick, injured, worried, or just under the weather–and you can’t understand your doctor, nurse, surgeon, or receptionist because they’re wearing masks.
Attorney and hearing loss advocate John Waldo developed this letter to request that your provider wear clear masks. The clear masks are part of the “effective communication” you’re legally entitled to under the ADA.
Please download the letter and fill in the blanks, or borrow parts of it as you write your own hearing accommodation request.
Thank you, John Waldo!