Section 13: Miscellaneous Conditions

1. Cancer

2. Hearing loss

Section 13: Miscellaneous Conditions

Cancer Patients who experience significant motor weakness or cognitive impairments from the cancer itself, metastases, cachexia, anemia, radiation therapy, and/or chemotherapy should cease driving until their condition improves and stabilizes.

Many medications prescribed to relieve the side effects of treatment (eg, antiemetics for treatment of nausea) may impair driving performance. Physicians should counsel their patients accordingly. (See Section 5 for recommendations on specific medications.)

Hearing loss No restrictions.

There are relatively few studies that have examined the relationship between hearing impairment and risk of motor vehicle crash. Of these studies, none have demonstrated a significant relationship between hearing impairment and risk of crash.4

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