Have a hearing disability? Get info about the wireless phones on our network that work best with hearing aids.
We use the FCC guidelines for Hearing Aid Compatibility (HAC) to test and rate the devices we offer. HAC uses the M-rating and T-rating to evaluate phones. Find the HAC rating column in the table to find your next phone. We update this list regularly so be sure to check back for the most recent info.
M-ratings for mobile phones
M-ratings indicate how well phones reduce interference to a hearing aid operating in acoustic coupling mode. Each phone is assigned an M-rating from M1 to M4. M4 is the highest. The higher the rating, the more likely the phone avoids interference.
Under FCC rules, a phone must have an M-rating of M3 or M4 to be hearing-aid compatible. These phones are less likely to interfere with hearing aids.
Some hearing aids are also measured for resistance to interference. Want to know about yours? Check with the device manufacturer or your hearing health professional.
T-ratings for mobile phones
T-ratings indicate how well phones reduce interference to a hearing aid operating in inductive coupling mode, in other words, with a telecoil. Each phone is assigned a rating from T1 to T4. T4 is the highest. The higher the rating, the better the phone avoids interference.
Under FCC rules, a phone must have a T-rating of T3 or T4 to be hearing aid compatible. These phones are more likely to work well for people who use hearing aids with telecoils.
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