Izmir Metropolitan Municipality started to produce transparent masks for hearing impaired individuals who had difficulty communicating during the pandemic period. Transparent masks that facilitate lip reading can be supplied from four points.
Izmir Metropolitan Municipality has started to produce transparent masks for hearing impaired individuals who have difficulty in lip reading due to the necessity to use masks in combating coronavirus. Communication will be facilitated and awareness will increase with the transparent mask produced for both deaf and hearing impaired individuals.
Those who want to procure a transparent mask should contact İzmir Metropolitan Municipality Konak Disabled Service Unit, Karşıyaka Deaf Association, Bornova Silent Sports Club Association and Torbalı Hearing Impaired Youth and Sports Club Association.
Will reduce communication difficulties
Saying that the pandemic has turned into a much more difficult process for disabled groups, İzmir Metropolitan Municipality Disability Services Branch Manager Mahmut Akkın said, “The necessity to use masks causes hearing-impaired individuals to have difficulty in communicating. In order to eliminate this situation, Izmir Metropolitan Municipality started to produce transparent masks. "The use of this mask by all individuals, especially public personnel, who provide services to the hearing impaired and the hearing impaired will reduce communication difficulties and create awareness."
5 and a half million masks produced
İzmir Metropolitan Municipality has produced and distributed 5 and a half million masks so far. Zeki Kapı, the İzmir Metropolitan Municipality Vocational Factory Branch Manager, who said that production continues in the Vocational Factory of the Metropolitan Municipality, said, “A pandemic was declared in our country on March 17. As the Metropolitan Municipality, we started the production of masks on 21 March. Our daily mask production capacity was 2 thousand. We delivered these masks to Family Health Centers and Izmir Metropolitan Municipality staff working in the field. Our daily production gradually increased and we started to produce 100 thousand masks per day. We delivered the masks to our countrymen in Izmir via masks. We strive to meet the demands and needs of our units, non-governmental organizations and associations in Izmir. As of today, we have reached the production figure of 5 and a half million masks. Now, we have started to produce masks suitable for lip reading for hearing impaired individuals. In the next period, we will continue to increase our production capacity and diversify our production in line with the demands.
Transparent mask supply points:
- İzmir Metropolitan Municipality Konak Disabled Service Unit
National Library Street Multi-Storey Parking Lot No: 39 Konak Center
Communication: 232. 293 98 46
- Karsiyaka Deaf Association
1716 Sokak No: 46 / A Alaybey Mahallesi
- Bornova Sessizler Sports Club Association
Mustafa Kemal Caddesi 556 Sokak No: 5 Bornova
- Torbalı Hearing Impaired Youth and Sports Club Association
Torbalı Mahallesi 5017 Sokak No: 11 Torbalı