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Hearing LossToday’s guest on the “Beyond Driving with Dignity” podcast is Mrs. Jennifer Dahmer, Hearing Instrument Specialist with Healthy Hearing.

Jennifer also serves as a Customer Support Specialist for Healthy Hearing. As a licensed Hearing Instrument Specialist, Jennifer knows the impact of helping the hearing impaired. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Journalism from the University of Wisconsin – Madison and has spent her career in healthcare.

At Healthy Hearing, Jennifer prides herself on delivering excellent support to providers and patients alike, diligently working to connect people with hearing loss to the appropriate professionals; professionals who are dedicated to improving customers’ lives through hearing healthcare.

Jennifer lives with her husband and three children outside of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and enjoys homesteading hobbies including raising goats, chickens, ducks and dogs.

In today’s show, Jennifer offers tips and suggestions for older drivers who have a hearing impairment.

WOW…I didn’t know that: While an estimated 43% of adults over the age of 65 have hearing loss, roughly only 25% wear hearing aids!

Listen Now!

 

Show notes for “Tips for Older Drivers With Diminished Hearing”

00:00   Welcome to the “Beyond Driving with Dignity” podcast show!

00:54   Introducing today’s guest; Jennifer Dahmer, Hearing Instrument Specialist with Healthy Hearing

02:14   Today’s topic: Is it safe to drive with hearing loss?

02:44   Why do some older drivers not like to wear their hearing aids?

03:39   Can I still drive (safely) if I have hearing loss?

05:29   Tips to help recognize the onset of hearing loss

06:48   Can hearing loss serve as a drag on cognitive functions?

07:33   Hearing aids help our brains stay healthy

09:07   Can vehicle adaptations help compensate for hearing loss?

09:38   As an older driver with hearing loss, how can I stay safe behind the wheel?

10:35   The importance of staying focused and eliminating distractions

10:38   What about the driver that doesn’t like to wear their hearing aids?

13:38   Tips for drivers that do wear their hearing aids

15:17   What does a hearing aid actually do?

16:44   How to contact Jennifer and Healthy Hearing

18:22   Thank you to Jennifer Dahmer and everyone at Healthy Hearing

39:41   Thank you to Chris MacLellan and everyone at The Whole Care Network

The “Beyond Driving with Dignity” podcast show is a service of Keeping Us Safe, LLC, a national organization that provides practical, real-life solutions to older drivers and their families.  Please visit their website at https://www.keepingussafe.org// or call them toll-free at 877-907-8841
for additional information on their programming. 

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