27% of deaf children are being taught by teachers wearing face masks or coverings in class, survey reveals.
Figures rise to 49% in sixth form or college and 34% in secondary school.
Governments across the UK do not recommend them in class and the National Deaf Children’s Society says many deaf children won’t understand their teacher.
Charity calls for schools and Governments to act fast to stop the gap between deaf and hearing children’s results widening.
One in four deaf children across the UK could struggle at school because their teachers are wearing face masks or coverings in class, new research shows.
New research, carried out by the National Deaf Children’s Society (@NDCS_UK) among 800 parents of deaf children, shows that just 36% were likely to send their child to school if teachers were asked to wear face masks. A further one in five (19%) were uncertain about what they would do.