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    We cant talk in WAV

    My husband and I use a wheelchair access vehicle, me in my chair at the back and my husband driving.

    It is very difficult holding a conversation without shouting to each other because of the noise, is there any way of creating a handsfree device to make it easier to communicate?

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    How about a set of PMR radios designed for motorcyclist rider and pillion to communicate?

    Plenty on eBay start at about £40

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    Noise problems also in estates when back seats folded. One option is to have some soft furnishings like cushions to help absorb sound and dampen echoes.

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    It is possible to get an 'upfront' Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle (WAV) where the passenger in the wheelchair sits up front next to the driver. The wheelchair passenger being generally pushed through the vehicle from the back and secured in position where the front passenger seat was formerly located before conversion.

    They are not that cheap though. On the Motability scheme the cheapest is the Fiat Quebo 1.4 My Life manual starting at £3337 ap. They rise all the way up to the VW Caddy with an ap of £13,337.

    Click on the 'Search for a WAV' tab and enter 'upfront passenger WAV' in 'WAV types' here: http://www.motability.co.uk/cars-and-wavs/search/

    To buy privately both Sirius and Wilson Healey seem to be the main 'upfront' converters:

    http://sirusautomotive.co.uk/vehicle...-qubo-upfront/

    http://sirusautomotive.co.uk/

    http://www.wh-conversions.co.uk/

    http://www.gmcoachwork.co.uk/

    Although not being a WAV user I have no personal knowledge of these companies albeit they do supply to Motability.

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    Quote Originally Posted by razorback View Post
    It is possible to get an 'upfront' Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle (WAV) where the passenger in the wheelchair sits up front next to the driver. The wheelchair passenger being generally pushed through the vehicle from the back and secured in position where the front passenger seat was formerly located before conversion.

    They are not that cheap though. On the Motability scheme the cheapest is the Fiat Quebo 1.4 My Life manual starting at £3337 ap. They rise all the way up to the VW Caddy with an ap of £13,337.

    Click on the 'Search for a WAV' tab and enter 'upfront passenger WAV' in 'WAV types' here: http://www.motability.co.uk/cars-and-wavs/search/

    To buy privately both Sirius and Wilson Healey seem to be the main 'upfront' converters:

    http://sirusautomotive.co.uk/vehicle...-qubo-upfront/

    http://sirusautomotive.co.uk/

    http://www.wh-conversions.co.uk/

    http://www.gmcoachwork.co.uk/

    Although not being a WAV user I have no personal knowledge of these companies albeit they do supply to Motability.
    Some fine advice and very useful links.

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    A friend often say earplugs are fine solutions

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