Accessibility

HAC Wireless Devices

Hearing Aid Compatibility (HAC)

More information can be found on the FCC’s website located here:
https://www.fcc.gov/hearing-aid-compatibility-wireless-telephones

To view information regarding hearing aid-compatible and non-hearing handset models, or, alternatively, a clearly marked list of hearing  aid-compatible handset models that have been offered in the past 24 months, please view the Global Accessibility Reporting Initiative’s website:
https://www.gari.info

Overview

There are two measures used to determine a handsets ability to be considered hearing aid compatible. Digital handsets have a specific rating based on their abilty to reduce interference with hearing aids operating in acoustic mode; this is M rating which is rated on a scale from M1-M4, M4 being the best. Handsets are also rated from T1 to T4 based on their ability to operate with hearing aids that contain a telecoil (a tightly wrapped piece of wire that converts sound into electromagnetic signals) and operate in inductive coupling mode. The FCC considers handsets to be HAC if they are rated a minimum of M3 for acoustic coupling and T3 for inductive coupling.

Device Types

ASTAC’s device line up includes a variety of type with different capabilitys; these units are defined as follows:

  • Smartphone – A device/handset that allows you to connect with others by talk, text, and web
  • Standard Devices – A device/handset that enables communication through talk and text; basic voice and texting capabilities and limited web browsing which is device specific
  • Tablet – A device/handset with mostly web capabilities which with certain applications can excel ones experience though video, voice, or messaging applications
  • Data Only – A device/handset that is able to only access the internet often enabling other connected devices to access the web

Disclaimer

Some handsets may be rated N/A, this indicates either it hasn’t been tested or the device doesn’t score high enough to establish a rank. If you would like to purchase a handset with a N/A rating, please test the device out to ensure it will work with your hearing aids. If you have questions related to our trial period, return policy, or HAC in general please speak with a Customer Experience Specialist.

Handsets with Wi-Fi calling capabilities may not have been tested for HAC in this calling mode.

List of HAC Devices at ASTAC

Please view current handsets and their HAC Compliance rating below:

Compliant Phones FCC ID HAC Rating Functionality*
Alcatel 3V 2ACCJBT08 M3/T3 Smartphone
Alcatel Go Flip 3ACCJN013 M4/T4 Standard
Apple iPhone 8 BCG-E3159A M3/T4 Smartphone
Apple iPhone 8+ BCG-E3160A M3/T4 Smartphone
Apple iPhone XS BCG-E3218A M3/T4 Smartphone
Apple iPhone XS Max BCG-E3219A M3/T4 Smartphone
Apple iPhone 11 BCG-E3309A M3/T4 Smartphone
Apple iPhone 11 Pro BCG-E3305A M3/T4 Smartphone
Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max BCG-E3306A M3/T4 Smartphone
CAT S60 ZL5S60 M3/T4 Smartphone
Motorola G6 IHDT56XD5 M4/T3 Smartphone
Motorola G7 Play IHDT56XR1 M4/T3 Smartphone
Samsung A10e A3LSMA102U M3/T3 Smartphone
Samsung A50 A3LSMA505U M3/T3 Smartphone
Samsung Galaxy S8 A3LSMG950U M3/T3 Smartphone
Samsung Galaxy S8+ A3LSMG955U M3/T3 Smartphone
Samsung Note 8 A3LSMN950U M4/T3 Smartphone
Samsung Galaxy S9 A3LSMG960U M4/T3 Smartphone
Samsung Galaxy S9+ A3LSMG965U M4/T3 Smartphone
Samsung Note 9 A3LSMN960U M4/T3 Smartphone
Samsung S10e A3LSMG970U M4/T3 Smartphone
Samsung S10 A3LSMG973U M4/T4 Smartphone
Samsung S10+ A3LSMG975U M4/T3 Smartphone
Samsung Galaxy J2 Core A3LSMJ260M M3/T4 Smartphone
Samsung Note 10 A3LSMN970U M4/T3 Smartphone
Samsung Note 10+ A3LSMN975U M4/T3 Smartphone

Revision Date: January 15, 2020