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Honk If You Hear Me! Hearing and Driving Webinar

Posted on 05/1/2012 by | The Road Well Traveled | Comments

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Hear that ambulance? Or the motorcycle coming from behind? If you said, “sometimes,” that’s not good enough. Hearing plays a critical role in safe driving and we’re here to help.

Changes in hearing occur naturally with age, usually popping up around age 50. Thirty-three percent drivers over age 65 report some degree of hearing loss, according to Healthy Hearing. By adjusting your driving habits, and with help from some assistive technologies, you can stay safe on the road.

Join me for a “Hearing and Driving” free webinar on Thursday, May 10. With help from Cindy Beyer, Au.D., of HearUSA, you’ll learn tips like:

  • Always make sure the ignition key is in off position before turning the key to start engine in case engine is already running and you do not hear the motor.
  • Carry a spare key in your wallet in case you don’t hear the audible reminder tones to remove your keys from the ignition when departing the car.
  • In order to hear traffic sounds, keep car radio volume to a minimum, and adjust the air conditioner or heater to the lowest possible setting.

Here are the details:

When: 7 pm ET on May 10

Who: Cindy Beyer, Au.D., HearUSA

How do I sign up? Register today! Even if you can’t make it to the webinar, all registrants will receive a free recording of the session afterwards.

Closed captioning will be provided.

See you there!

For more tips and information, be sure to follow AARP Driver Safety on Facebook and Twitter.

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