Today, many people with hearing loss still mistakenly believe that their driver's license is an impossibility for them. The all-clear can be given here first. The driver's license is normally no problem at all. Hearing loss or deafness are regarded as sensory deficits that can be easily compensated for with regard to the conditions required to drive a vehicle. Hearing impaired or deaf people do not endanger road traffic significantly more than people without this disability. In order to obtain the necessary road safety certificate, an expert opinion from an ear, nose and throat specialist is normally sufficient. On the one hand, the hearing impairment or deafness is confirmed and on the other hand, it is recorded whether this is accompanied by an impairment of the sense of balance. It also decides whether it is necessary to wear a hearing aid while driving.
For driving licence training for people with hearing impairment or deafness, it is advisable to look for a driving school that specialises in this area, especially with regard to the theory examination. In particular, unsuitable learning materials and driving instructors without sign language skills are obstacles to theoretical training that can be avoided. For this reason, you should look for driving schools that offer special learning programs for hearing impaired or deaf driving license candidates and teach the theoretical content with the help of sign language suitable for handicapped people.
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