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Hearing Aid Compatible

Smart Phones
 Make  Model  Rating  Tier
*Apple iPhone 5 M4/T4 A
*Apple iPhone 5C M3/T4 A
*Apple iPhone 6 M3/T4 A
*Apple iPhone 6 Plus M3/T4 A
*Apple iPhone 6S M3/T4 A
*Apple iPhone 6S Plus M3/T4 A
*Apple iPhone SE M3/T4 A
*Apple iPhone 7 M3/T4 A
*Apple iPhone 7 Plus M3/T4 A
Apple iPhone 8 M3/T4 A
Apple iPhone 8 Plus M3/T4 A
Apple iPhone X M3/T4 A
LG Exalt (LG-VN220) M3/T4 B
Kyocera Cadence (KYOS2720) M4/T4 B
Koycera Duraforce Pro M4/T3 A
*Samsung Galaxy S5 M3/T3 A
*Samsung Galaxy S6 M4/T3 A
*Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge M4/T3 A
*Samsung Galaxy S7 M4/T3 A
Samsung Galaxy S8 M4/T3 A
Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus M3/T3 A

Feature Rich Phones
 Make  Model  Rating  Tier
LG Exalt (LG-VN220) M3/T4 B
Kyocera Cadence (KYOS2720) M4/T4 B

Past Phones
 Make  Model  Rating  Tier
*Apple iPhone 4 M4/T4 A
*Apple iPhone 4S HAC Compatible A
* Blackberry Bold 9650 M3 A
Casio G'zOne Commando M4/T4 A
* hTc Droid Incredible 2 M4/T4 A
*hTc Rhyme M4/T4 A
Huawei Ascend (M881) M4/T3 A
Kyocera Mako (S4000) M4/T4 C
*Kyocera Brigadier (E6782) M4/T3 A
LG EnV3 (LG9200) M4 B
* LG Ally (VS740) M4/T3 A
* LG Enlighten (VS700) M4/T4 A
* LG Vortex VS660) M4 A
LG Revere (VN150) M4/T4 C
LG Revere 2 M4/T4 C
*LG Lucid (VS840) M4/T4 A
LG Cosmos (VN250) M3/T4 B
LG Cosmos Touch (VN270) M4/T3 B
LG Lucid 2 (VS870) M4/T3 A
Motorola Rival (A455) M3/T3 B
* Motrolora Q9c M3 B
Motorola Barrage (V860) M4/T3 C
* Motorola Droid X (MOTMB810A) M4/T3 A
Motorola W385 (MW2) M4/T4 C
Motorola XT926 Razr HD (XT926W) M3/T4 A
Motorola XT926 MAXX HD (XT926MDU) M3/T4 A
Motorola XT1030 Droid Mini (XT1030) M3/T3 A
Motorola Droid Turbo (XT1254) M4/T3 A
*Motorola Droid Turbo 2 (XT1585) M4/T4 A
Samsung Knack (U310) M4/T4 C
Samsung Reality (U820) M4/T3 B
* Samsung I100 Gem M4 A
Samsung Brightside (U380) M4 B
Samsung Haven (U320) M4/T4 C
Samsung Convoy 2 (U660) M4/T4 C
Samsung Gusto II (SCHU365) M4/T4 C
Samsung Gusto III (SM-B311V) M4/T4 C
Samsung Intensity II (SCHU460) M4 B
Samsung Intensity III (SCHU485NSV) M4 B
Samsung Convoy 3 (SCHU680MAV) M4/T4 C
Samsung Gusto III (SM-B311V) M4/T4 C

Explanation of HAC and Rating System
Hearing Aid Compatibility (HAC) for Wireless Devices Hearing aids do not always function well with wireless handsets. Hearing aids operate by using a microphone to pick up sound waves, converting the sound waves into electrical signals to be amplified. Distortion or amplification of unwanted sound (noise) often occurs. The FCC’s hearing aid compatibility requirements address hearing aids that operate in either of two modes – acoustic coupling ("M" rating) or inductive coupling ("T" rating). Hearing aids operating in acoustic coupling mode receive through a microphone and then amplify all sounds surrounding the user, including both desired sounds, such as a telephone’s audio signal, and unwanted ambient noise. Hearing aids operating in inductive coupling mode turn off the microphone to avoid amplifying unwanted ambient noise, instead using a telecoil to receive only audio signal-based magnetic fields generated by inductive coupling-capable telephones. The FCC’s "M" and "T" ratings are marked clearly on the handset packaging. The "M" or "T" rating does not guarantee that the handset will function without distortion or noise, so PTC Mobile recommends that you test the handset before purchasing. All handsets are available at the company’s retail outlets for testing. Agents can assist in testing and reviewing the features of each model.

Levels of Functionality
HAC-compliant phones are available at major price points which reflect levels of feature sophistication: lower priced phones (<$100) are most basic and denoted "C"; moderate-cost ($100-$250) have more advanced functionality and are denoted "B"; and high-end/feature-rich (>$250) generally are the most advanced, having wireless Internet capability and/or an operating system that supports advanced applications, denoted "A".



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