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Hearing Aid Compatible

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".

Smart Phones

 Make  Model  Rating  Tier
Apple iPhone 11 M3/T4 A
Apple iPhone 11 Pro M3/T4 A
Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max M3/T4 A
Apple iPhone 12 M3/T4 A
Apple iPhone 12 Mini M3/T4 A
Apple iPhone 12 Pro M3/T4 A
Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max M3/T4 A
Apple iPhone SE 2020 M3/T4 A
Apple iPhone 13 M3/T4 A
Apple iPhone 13 Pro M3/T4 A
Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max M3/T4 A
Apple iPhone SE 2022 3rd Gen M3/T4 A
Apple iPhone 14 M3/T4 A
Apple iPhone 14 Pro M3/T4 A
Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max M3/T4 A
Kyocera DuraXV LTE (E4610) M3/T4 B
Kyocera DuraXV Extreme (E4810) M4/T4 B
Kyocera Duraforce Pro 2 (E6910) M3/T3 A
Kyocera Duraforce Ultra (E7110) M4/T3 A
NUU F4l Flip M4/T4 A
Samsung Galaxy S10 M4/T3 A
Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus M4/T3 A
Samsung Galaxy S10E M4/T3 A
Samsung S20 FE M4/T3 A
Samsung S20 M3/T3 A
Samsung S21 M3/T3 A
Samsung S21+ M3/T3 A
Samsung S21 Ultra M3/T3 A
Samsung S22 M3/T3 A
Samsung Note 9 M4/T3 A
Samsung Galaxy Note 10 M4/T3 A
Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus M4/T3 A
Samsung Z Flip 3 (F711) M3/T3 A

Feature Rich Phones

 Make  Model  Rating  Tier
Kyocera DuraXV LTE (E4610) M3/T4 B
Kyocera DuraXV Extreme (E4810) M4/T4 B
NUU F4l Flip M4/T4 A
Schok Classic Flip M4/T4 B

Basic Phones

 Make  Model  Rating  Tier
None at this time

Cell Phones Offered in the Past

 Make  Model  Rating  Tier
*Apple iPhone 4 M4/T4 A
*Apple iPhone 4S HAC Compatible A
*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 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 SE M3/T4 A
Apple iPhone X M3/T4 A
Apple iPhone Xr M3/T4 A
Apple iPhone Xs M3/T4 A
Apple iPhone Xs Max M3/T4 A
*Blackberry Bold 9650 M3 A
Casio G'zOne Commando M4/T4 A
Google Pixel 2 M4/T3 A
Google Pixel 3 M3/T3 A
Google Pixel 3XL M3/T3 A
Google Pixel 5 M4/T3 A
Hot Pepper Ghost (A81C) M4/T3 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
Kyocera Cadence (KYOS2720) M4/T4 B
Kyocera Duraforce Pro (E6810) 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 Exalt (LG-VN220) M3/T4 B
LG Lucid 2 (VS870) M4/T3 A
Motorola Rival (A455) M3/T3 B
*Motorlora 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 I100 Gem M4 A
Samsung Brightside (U380) M4 B
Samsung Convoy 2 (U660) M4/T4 C
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
Samsung Galaxy S9 M4/T3 A
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus HAC Compatible A
Samsung Galaxy A50 M3/T3 A
Samsung Galaxy A51 M3/T3 A
Samsung Gusto II (SCHU365) M4/T4 C
Samsung Gusto III (SM-B311V) M4/T4 C
Samsung Haven (U320) M4/T4 C
Samsung Intensity II (SCHU460) M4 B
Samsung Intensity III (SCHU485NSV) M4 B
Samsung Knack (U310) M4/T4 C
Samsung Reality (U820) M4/T3 B

* These handsets have been tested and rated for use with hearing aids for some of the wireless technologies that they use. However, there may be some newer wireless technologies used in other phones that have not been tested yet for use with hearing aids. It is important to 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 your service provider or the manufacturer of the handset for information on hearing aid compatibility. If you have questions about return or exchange policies, consult your service provider or phone retailer.

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