When I first started losing my hearing, in early 1999, I was under the impression that I couldn't drive because I wouldn't be able to hear the sirens around me. However, when I attended my first ASL class, taught by a Deaf instructor, I learned that the deaf can certainly drive, but it does have more hazardous conditions to it. There are flashers that one can install in the car, but they can be costly. I am deaf in my left ear, and personally, even though I can still hear well with my hearing aid in my right ear, I have great difficulty with direction of sounds. So, I am also very aware when I drive of everyone around me, so that I am a safer driver.
Last edited by kellideister; 04/18/08 04:47 AM.