Like me, you are probably a more conscientious driver with precious cargo in the back seat. One of the most challenging parts of having a hearing loss, though, is attempting to lipread children while you drive.
Three things that have helped me as a lipreading mom behind the wheel:
1) Remind your kids that you can only have conversations with them when the car is stopped, either at a stoplight, intersection, or parking lot.
2) Install a larger, *flat* rearview mirror in your car so you can see your kids in the back seat.
3) Ask your audiologist about an FM (frequency modulated) system, which plugs into your hearing aids and has a microphone that can be hooked up close to your kids—so you can hear them more clearly while driving.
If you are a lipreading driver, know that you are not alone—Lipreading Mom is here to cheer you on. Post your lipreading in the car experiences here.