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Re: Ill-fitting masks
« Reply #27 on: Thursday 10 December 20 20:23 GMT (UK) »
My OH has stopped wearing his hearing aids if heís going out anywhere and has to wear a mask, as he canít cope with mask and aids and hand gel! Trouble is he doesnít hear very well without his aids .........
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Re: Ill-fitting masks
« Reply #28 on: Thursday 10 December 20 20:24 GMT (UK) »
The problem I can see re pulling down masks rather than removing it from one ear is the strain it puts on the elastic. If you are asked to do this several times when you are out, it could stretch or even snap it. I have yet to find a mask that is really comfortable.

The only time people are asked to show their features is to make sure they are of legal age to buy age restricted goods so how many times they buy those in a day is the question as one should use a clean mask each day?

I think you'll find that PharmaT is better qualified than most of us to comment on how to use a face mask.  :)

I don't think you need qualifications on what I stated earlier, common sense only as I don't see any problem pulling it down with finger & thumb for about 3 - 5 seconds or do without your alcohol, cigs, lighter, medication...

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Re: Ill-fitting masks
« Reply #29 on: Thursday 10 December 20 21:03 GMT (UK) »
Wearing a face mask with a hearing aid in each ear + glasses - very awkward, my ears don't seem to have enough space for all the bits required to sit on them  ;D 
After shopping I got in the car, removed my mask & left hearing aid promptly pinged off. I had to get out & scrabble around under the seat to find it. Thank goodness I was inside the car - a few weeks ago out on the dog walk I removed one hearing aid as battery ran down, put it in my pocket - the same one I keep poo bags in. Got home, no hearing aid. Went back to the spot in the lane where I thought I got the bag out of my pocket & searched the long grass..... Hahaha unsurprisingly no sign.


The local hospital audiology department are excellent, they sent me out a new one in the post straightaway - but charged me £65 for stupidity. (my word not theirs)


I'm VERY careful removing masks now

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Re: Ill-fitting masks
« Reply #30 on: Thursday 10 December 20 23:32 GMT (UK) »
I saw someone the other day with what looked like a hair band (similar in width) over their head with a button on each side where the face mask was then looped onto...very innovative!

May help those with hearing aids & glasses?

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Re: Ill-fitting masks
« Reply #31 on: Thursday 10 December 20 23:40 GMT (UK) »
That sounds like a good idea.
At Rochdale Hosp someone is in the doorway,you have to use one of their masks, even if you are wearing your own.
You are only allowed to the Dept you want five minutes before your appt time.
Those masks are much hotter and stuffier than those we can get but  how the Nurses and Drs who wear them do it all day I don Ďt know.
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Re: Ill-fitting masks
« Reply #32 on: Friday 11 December 20 00:22 GMT (UK) »
I saw someone the other day with what looked like a hair band (similar in width) over their head with a button on each side where the face mask was then looped onto...very innovative!

May help those with hearing aids & glasses?

Annie

I made a lot of those headbands with buttons on for a friend whose Son & DiL are hospital doctors... reason for wearing them is  to loop elastic round rather than ears... constant daily wearing of masks makes ears sore... great idea and it works.

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Re: Ill-fitting masks
« Reply #33 on: Friday 11 December 20 09:21 GMT (UK) »
You can also get a plastic fitting for the mask to loop onto that sits at the back of your head as I saw a woman wth a hijab on using one so doesnt go over your ears.
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Re: Ill-fitting masks
« Reply #34 on: Friday 11 December 20 09:58 GMT (UK) »
You can also get a plastic fitting for the mask to loop onto that sits at the back of your head as I saw a woman wth a hijab on using one so doesnt go over your ears.

My 9 year-old grandson was making some of those on his 3D printer :D
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Re: Ill-fitting masks
« Reply #35 on: Friday 11 December 20 11:24 GMT (UK) »

I think you'll find that PharmaT is better qualified than most of us to comment on how to use a face mask.  :)

I don't think you need qualifications on what I stated earlier, common sense only as I don't see any problem pulling it down with finger & thumb for about 3 - 5 seconds or do without your alcohol, cigs, lighter, medication...

Annie

But many people would not be that careful when removing the mask for you.   :-\
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