I am Deaf 40mm Hard Enamel Pin
“I am Deaf and cannot lipread through a mask”
I designed this pin for my friend Barbara, who requested a pin that she could wear to let people know that she cannot hear them, and if they are wearing a mask she cannot understand them by lipreading either.
This pin is 40mm wide, black nickel plated, with silver glitter. Each pin has two posts on the back with clear rubber stoppers and my name as a backstamp.
As I am, almost entirely deaf, I have found that trying to understand people talking through their masks, during this pandemic, very distressing. Whilst I am, totally, in agreement with the wearing of masks, it has been so hard. Since, Jessie made a pin for me, I am able to point to it and, immediately people react positively. People are instinctively kind. The subtle sparkle on the pin really makes it stand out and is is very legible.