Older Drivers

Frequently Asked Questions

6. How can I be sure I hear well enough to drive safely?

Here are some steps you can take to make sure you hear well enough to drive safely.

  • Have your hearing checked every 3 years.
  • If necessary, get a hearing aid – and use it when you drive.
  • Keep the inside of the car as quiet as possible while driving. If the radio or conversations with other people are distracting, limit those, too.
  • Watch for the flashing lights of emergency vehicles. You may not hear a siren from a distance.

Think you may have a hearing loss? See what a hearing test involves.