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  • Disposable surgical masks best for being heard clearly when speaking, study finds

    Masks are an important tool for fighting COVID-19 but wearing one can make it difficult for others to hear us speak. Using a unique laboratory setup, Illinois researcher Ryan Corey tested how different types of masks affect the acoustics of speech.

    Masks are an important tool for fighting COVID-19 but wearing one can make it difficult for others to hear us speak. Using a unique laboratory setup, Illinois researcher Ryan Corey tested how different types of masks affect the acoustics of speech.

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  • To reach Ryan Cory, email corey1@illinois.edu.

    The paper “Acoustic effects of medical, cloth, and transparent face masks on speech signals” is available online and from the U. of I. News Bureau. DOI: 10.1121/10.0002279