GabMasks is a Montana based, family-run company. As a family of healthcare workers, we know how important masks are to slowing infections and providing safe interactions in our community. A close family member of ours lost his hearing in 2019 and was just learning to read lips when the COVID-19 pandemic arrived in the United States. Wearing a mask was essential to keeping him safe but crippling to communication skills. So we got to work designing a mask based on the CDC guidelines.
GabMasks are handmade from 100% cotton fabric and include a metal nose piece and adjustable straps to allow for a comfortable fit. And most importantly, our masks include a clear, anti-fog window to see facial expressions.
In addition to the hard of hear community, GabMasks are also great for teachers and school age children. School age children are at a critical stage of social and emotional development and need the ability to read facial expressions to assess emotional regulation and interaction with peers and teachers.
I wear the masks a lot and they are the most comfortable I have worn so far! They can be worn by anyone wanting just a well made comfortable mask.