Revolutionizing health care and putting a premium on clearer communication
This Patented, FDA-registered device meets ASTM Level 1 surgical mask standards with the added benefit of a fog-resistant clear window for improved communication. Supported by Interpreters, Doctors, Nurses, Dentists, Hygienists, Orthodontists, and other Health Professionals seeking clearer communication and exceptional protection.
The Communicator mask designed and produced by Safe’N’Clear, is designed to serve as an innovative and affordable protective device for health care professionals and consumers who desire clear communication while wearing protective gear. The product is made in the style of a surgical mask with a clear section in front of the mouth to allow the wearer and those who come in contact with a chance to communicate clearly.
Dr. Anne McIntosh, who has bilateral hearing loss, found herself in emergency surgery as a patient. Communicating clearly with doctors, nurses, and other healthcare providers is essential.
Today, the product is available for all those who want to communicate clearly and have the benefit of a protective device when needed, both in and out of medical fields.
The Communicator is a true breakthrough in product design – allowing those who are in manufacturing, fire/safety, medicine, public, and chemical environments to have protection as well as a chance to speak and show facial expressions.
Communicator masks are available in single and bulk packages. Whether you are purchasing the mask for your medical practice or for your family, you can select an order size that fits your needs. Proudly made in the USA with quality as our top priority.
The Story Behind the Mask
by Dr. Anne McIntosh – Safe’N’Clear, Inc. Founder & CEO.
Our family started with the birth of their daughter. On a Friday evening, my amniotic sac broke; my husband and I checked into a large hospital in Charlotte expecting a normal delivery after a non-eventful 9-month pregnancy with regular prenatal visits. After more than 25 hours of labor, I was well-aware that my risk factors for infection were now increased. I informed the nurse on duty that my water broke more than 25 hours ago (the staff work on 8-hour shifts). The nurse notified the attending OB/GYN physician and the doctor determined a C-section was needed.
I was taken to the OR and prepped for C-section. All personnel in the OR were garbed in surgical scrubs from head to toe, including facemasks — I could no longer read their lips and understand what they were saying to each other or to me. A white drape was placed between the OB/GYN and me so I could see nothing and could not piece together what was happening. On top of being tired, hungry, excited, and anxious, I had a hard time following verbal requests from health providers because I could not read their lips. Yes, my husband was there but he, too, was garbed in surgical scrubs and a face mask. In order to deal with what was going on and to keep my own sanity and blood pressure within reason, I made the executive decision to “shut down” and turned all decision-making and answering questions tasks to my husband in hopes that between him and the medical providers, they had the information they needed and everything would turn out all right. In a matter of minutes, I went from being a “doctor with a PhD who could communicate and articulate well” to a numbed, tired, fatigued patient who was counting on mercies and miracles all the way. Prayers were answered. All ended well… but I recognized how close this childbirth came to possibly not having a happy ending. Realizing that many people with hearing loss have experienced similar frightening situations or may face such a situation, I knew there was a better way and I had to find a solution.
I spoke with my brother, an attorney, and described the situation (minus a few childbirth details) and told him how the problem could be resolved with a TRANSPARENT mask. And, here we are… an FDA approved ASTM-Level 1 surgical face mask with a clear window manufactured in the USA.