Hearing Aid Compliance

Model Functionality HAC Status FCC ID Air Interface GSM Frequencies WCDMA Frequencies
Motorola WX416 Basic Phone M3/T3 IHDT56ND1 GSM/WCDMA 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 850/1900
Reach A58 Basic Phone M3/T3 25J-A58W GSM/WCDMA 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 850/1900
CAT B100 Basic Phone M3/T3 ZL5B100 GSM/WCDMA 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 850 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100
Alcatel 768T Basic Phone M4/T4 RAD287 GSM/WCDMA 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 850/1900
BlackBerry 9300 Curve Smart Phone M3/T3 L6ARDA70UW GSM/WCDMA 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 850 / 1900 / 2100
BlackBerry 9360 Curve Smart Phone M3/T3 L6ARDX70UW GSM/WCDMA 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 850 / 1900 / 2100
BlackBerry 9780 Bold Smart Phone M3/T3 L6ARCM70UW GSM/WCDMA 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 850 / 1900 / 2100
BlackBerry 9810 Torch Smart Phone M3/T3 L6ARDM70UW GSM/WCDMA 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 850 / 1900 / 2100
Alcatel M'Pop Smart Phone M3/T4 RAD184 GSM/WCDMA 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 850/1900
Pantech Crossover Smart Phone M3/T3 JYCP8000 GSM/WCDMA 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 850/1900
Motorola G Smart Phone M3/T3 IHDT56PG1 GSM/WCDMA 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100
Motorola E Smart Phone M3/T4 IHDT56PJ3 GSM/WCDMA 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 850 / 1700 / 1900
Apple iPhone 5C Smart Phone M3/T4 BCG-E2644A GSM/WCDMA 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100
Apple iPhone 5S - 16 GB Smart Phone M3/T4 BCG-E2642A GSM/WCDMA 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100
LG L70 Smart Phone M3/T3 ZNFMS323 GSM/WCDMA 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 850 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100
LG G2 Smart Phone M3/T4 ZNFD801 GSM/WCDMA 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 850 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100
HTC One (M7) Smart Phone M3/T4 NM8PN07120 GSM/WCDMA 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 850 / 1900 / 2100
HTC One (M8) Smart Phone M3/T3 MN80P6B120 GSM/WCDMA 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 850 / 1900 / 2100

These phones have been tested and rated for use with hearing aids for some of the wireless technologies that it uses. However, there may be some newer wireless technologies used in this phone that have not been tested yet for use with hearing aids. It is important to try the different features of this phone thoroughly and in different locations, using your hearing aid or cochlear implant, to determine if you hear any interfering noise. Consult your service provider or the manufacturer of this phone for information on hearing aid compatibility. If you have questions about return or exchange policies, consult your service provider or phone retailer.

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) defines Hearing Aid Compatibility (HAC) for wireless devices in terms of radio-frequency (RF) emissions and telecoil coupling. Cell phones are tested to see if they comply with the FCC's definition of hearing aid compatibility.

"M" refers to the RF emissions level of the handset device, and means the device is intended for use with hearing aids in microphone mode. The higher the "M" rating number on the device, the more likely the device can be used with a hearing aid on the microphone setting.

"T" refers to the device's telecoil coupling ability, and means the device is intended for use with hearing aids in telecoil mode. The higher the "T" rating number on the device, the more likely the device can be used with a hearing aid on the telecoil setting.

A telecoil is a small device that is built into some hearing aids for use with the telephone as well as assistive listening devices. To use the telecoil, generally either the hearing aid is switched to the "T" position or a button on the hearing aid is pushed to select the telecoil program. Some newer hearing aids will automatically switch to telecoil mode when using a phone. The telecoil picks up magnetic fields generated by telephones and converts these fields into sound. Telecoils are particularly useful for telephone communication because they permit the volume control of a hearing aid to be turned up without creating feedback or "whistling," and background noise can be reduced especially when using cell phones in noisy places. A hearing health professional can determine whether a hearing aid contains a telecoil and how it is activated.

More information: http://accesswireless.org/

Levels of Functionality

Viaero Wireless offers a variety of HAC phone models to meet the needs of wireless users with hearing disabilities. The mobile units are presented here by category of the full price of the phone (not discounted as part of a contract for service).

  • The first category is Smart Phones ($200-$1100 Cost Outright). These phones have advanced features such as a camera, Bluetooth, some desktop functions, e-mail and Internet access.
  • The next category is Basic Phones ($50-$200 Cost Outright). These phones may or may not have features such as a camera, internet access, multimedia player or expandable memory with key functions of calling and messaging