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Covid-19 amplifies struggles of deaf and hard of hearing

A Nelson woman who is hard of hearing says it is now more difficult to access essential services.

Anna said people who wore face masks at supermarkets and pharmacies meant she could no longer lip-read, and voices were muffled.

The National Foundation for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing said the community struggled with isolation and anxiety in normal times, and the Covid-19 crisis had amplified it.

Read the full story here on the RNZ website