Effective June 1, Tucson residents will need to invest in hands-free technology, or simply leave the cellphone alone while they’re driving.
Although the new Pima County ordinance went into effect June 1, drivers will be given a 60-day grace period to get used to the new regulation.
One way to reduce distracted driving is to connect your smartphone with your car’s infotainment system and use voice commands to make and receive calls. For cars not equipped with the technology, you can add headsets or earpieces to your smartphone to enjoy hands-free use.
Users of the latest Hearing Aids may be a step ahead already!
Hearing aids have become very sophisticated over the years, with features undreamt of just a generation ago. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the advent of wireless connectivity. Thanks to the proliferation of Bluetooth® technology, today’s hearing devices are more versatile than ever, and feature unparalleled sound quality and convenience.
Many of today’s hearing aids are already able to be used as hands-free devices, either on their own or in conjunction with a small receiver. The hearing aid can connect with cellphones and many different devices including television sets, GPS systems and even other medical devices.
So, in addition to the numerous social, health and medical benefits of better hearing, today’s high technology hearing aids can help you keep your hands on the wheel for safer driving.
To find out if your hearing aids are at the technology level to fit your lifestyle call a Doctor of Audiology at Arizona Hearing Specialists today (520) 648-3277 to schedule your hearing evaluation.