PS Advisor

August 2014 Issue

VHFs for Hearing Challenged

Which radios are best suited for hearing-aid wearers?

Like an increasing number of senior sailors, I require hearing aids to effectively communicate. However, in the cockpit of a sailboatówith the wind blowing or the engine runningóhearing aids are not helpful when trying to carry on a VHF radio conversation. What I need is a VHF marine radio that will accept headphones (preferably noise cancelling). Of the many VHF radios that you have evaluated, have any been wired for headphones?

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