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Hearing Aid Compatibility with Mobile Phones

When mobile phones are used in conjunction with hearing assist devices (hearing aids and cochlear implants), users may detect a buzzing, humming, or whining noise. Some hearing devices are more immune than others to this interference noise, and phones vary in the amount of interference they generate.



Hearing Aid Compatibility (HAC) Ratings

The wireless telephone industry has developed ratings for some of their mobile phones, to assist hearing device users in finding phones that may be compatible with their hearing devices. Not all phones have been rated. Phones that are rated have the rating stated on the box or will display the icon shown below. The ratings are not guarantees. Results will vary depending on the user’s hearing device and hearing loss. If your hearing device happens to be susceptible to interference, you may not be able to use a rated phone successfully. Trying out the phone with your hearing device is the best way to evaluate it for your personal needs. M-Ratings: Phones rated M3 or M4 meet FCC requirements for radio frequency (RF) interference immunity and are less likely to generate interference to hearing devices than phones that are not comparably rated. M4 is the better/higher of the two ratings. T-Ratings: A telecoil is a small device built into some hearing aids for use with the telephone as well as assistive listening devices. Not all hearing aids have telecoils. Phones with a T-Rating of T3 or T4 meet FCC requirements and are more likely to work well for people who use hearing aids with telecoils. T4 is the better/higher of the two ratings.



Compatible Phones Offered by Breakaway Wireless:

Each handset model is described by its capabilities regarding features and functionality. The categories are as follows: Basic handsets – Entry level handsets that are offered for a low cost or free. Feature phones – Devices with more advanced capabilities. Smartphones/PDAs – Handsets that run complete operating system software as a platform for application developers.
  • LG Fluid II (Feature Phone) M4
  • Samsung Galaxy S7 (Smartphone) M4/T3


Wireless Phones with Wi-Fi

Phones listed above have been tested and rated for use with hearing aids with respect to some of the wireless technologies that they use. However, there may be some newer wireless technologies used in this phone (e.g. Wi-Fi) that have not been tested yet for use with hearing aids. It is important that you try the different features of these phones thoroughly and in different locations, using your hearing aid or cochlear implant, to determine if you hear any interfering noise. Consult with a member of our sales team or the manufacturer of these phones for additional information on hearing aid compatibility. If you have questions about return or exchange policies, ask one of our knowledgeable staff members.

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