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Alarm sound volume

I suspect that there are many others frustrated with my problem....that is that most of the alarms and other electronic noises from my yachts systems are of a frequency and volume that are not adequate for my significant hearing loss.

Is anyone aware of a way to adapt amplifiers or of actually adding a second apeaker that is loud enough for old ears.
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My hearing is pretty good and I can only hear some of these devices if I am real close.

There is no really "easy" way that I know of to make them more audible. There might be an output that could be run to an external device on some, but not all. Sensors could be added to the beeper to signal another device but that is a lot of work. Microphones on each to your stereo? Whatever you use it will take more power too. If you want to take them apart and start soldering on wires then you have lots of options.

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A better idea might be to add a flashing light. A visual signal is often used for deaf people and might make more sense for you as well. It would also be a bit easier on any crew or nearby boats in a quiet anchorage.

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Mitiempo—

That might be a little overkill...

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My low oil alarm is a loud brass bell. It's old school, but you won't miss it.
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