Krystal Rowan, RPSGT, designed and distributed “ear savers” for healthcare workers face masks; while face masks may lower the risk of coronavirus transmission, many professionals find them to be uncomfortable around their ears.

Rowan is a sleep technologist at Baylor Scott & White Health in Taylor, Texas. Since COVID-19 hit, she’s been redeployed throughout the hospital, doing screenings and keeping track of PPE. While she’s worn masks before, with her new roles around the hospital, she’s been wearing masks for upward of 12 hours.

She made her own ear savers to use and said the relief was instant.