Driving Risks For Seniors With Hearing And Vision Impairments

Being able to drive is an important part of maintaining your independence and quality of life regardless of your age. However, as we get older certain age-related changes do make it more difficult to do certain things. For instance, most seniors say that they are concerned about being unable to drive. This isn’t surprising when you discover that automobile crashes are one of the leading causes of death among the elderly – a risk that increases among people, who have hearing loss. Research on Seniors’ Driving and Health Seniors face a lot of different issues that make it more dangerous for them to drive a car such as the loss of cognitive functioning, intact coordination, vision, and motor control as well as their growing inability to maintain attention. Studies on seniors and these health impairments show that when a person’s Read More +