Edinburgh Based Company Create Lip Reading Face Masks

A woman wearing a lip-reading facemask

An Edinburgh company has created face masks for the deaf community which enable sight of mouth for lip-reading.

The lip-reading facemask

Breathe Easy, created by Gavin McAdam, has been inundated with orders for the products after trialling the prototypes in early April.

The masks include a plastic insert which allow for lip-reading.

The company is creating around 200 masks a day and 5,000 have already been distributed free to those in need. Plans are already in place to increase production.

Fore more information about the masks, visit the Breathe Easy website.