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Michael Conley, who is deaf, models a mask that has a transparent panel in San Diego on June 3. Face coverings can make communication harder for people who rely on reading lips, and that has spurred a slew of startups and volunteers to make masks with plastic windows. Gregory Bull/AP hide caption

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Demand Surges For See-Through Face Masks As Pandemic Swells

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Jiya Bavishi's auditory brainstem implant is helping her hear some sounds for the first time. Lauren Silverman/KERA hide caption

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New Hearing Technology Brings Sound To A Little Girl

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Sam Swiller and his dog, Sully, in their home in Washington, D.C. Meredith Rizzo/NPR hide caption

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Deaf Jam: Experiencing Music Through A Cochlear Implant

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