September is National Deaf Awareness Month, and we couldn’t be more excited that our new Millie Smile Mask was featured in E! Entertainment news and People Magazine and now, Good Morning America! We recently had the opportunity to partner with actress and advocate for the deaf community Millicent (Millie) Simmonds to create a limited-edition version of our revolutionary mask. While traditional cloth face masks interfere with communication for those who read lips, the Smile Mask’s clear panel allows others to clearly see the lips of the wearer. Featuring original artwork hand-painted by Millie, the Millie Smile Mask is available only for a limited time! All proceeds from the Millie Mask will benefit Deaf Women of Color and Loving Hands and Hearts, two nonprofit organizations that are dear both to Millie and Rafi Nova. We hope that soon, all teachers, family members, and friends of those with hearing loss will be able to wear a mask that promotes effective and inclusive communication. At Rafi Nova, we plan to continue supporting the deaf and hard of hearing community and raising awareness through the platform that we have.