Hearing Aid Compatible Devices

Handset Hearing Aid Compatibility (HAC)

The wireless telephone industry has developed ratings to assist hearing device users in finding wireless devices that may be compatible with your hearing devices. Not all wireless devices have been rated. Wireless devices that are rated will have the rating displayed on their box together with other relevant approval markings.

These ratings are not guarantees. Results will vary depending on your hearing device and hearing loss. If your hearing device is vulnerable to interference you may not be able to use a rated wireless device successfully.

The following are wireless devices Vtel Wireless offers under its branded wireless product. Our sales staff is trained to assist all customers looking for a HAC-compliant handset. (Please note that this list is subject to change and selection is dependent upon availability).

Make\Model M Rating T Rating Function Level
Blackberry 8130 M3 T4 A
Blackberry 8330 M4 T4 A
Blackberry 8830 M4 T4 A
HTC-511 M3 T3 A
Kyocera Kona S2151 M4 T4
LG-LX125 M3 X C
LG-LX160 M4 X C
LG-LX225 M3 X B
LG-LX260 M3 T3 A
LG-LX265 M3 T4 B
LG-LX350 M3 X A
LG-LX370 M4 T4 A
LG-LX610 M4 T4 A
LG-LX670 M4 T4 A
LG Marquee LS855 M4 T4
LG Optimus Slider LS700 M4 X
Motorola-C290 M3 X C
Motorola KRZR M4 T4 A
Motorola-Q M3 X A
Motorola-Q9C M3 X A
Motorola-V3 RAZOR M3 T3 A
Motorola-W385 M4 T4 A
Samsung Galaxy Discover R740 M4 T3
Samsung M240 M4 T4 C
Samsung M300 M4 T4 A
Samsung M800 M3 T3 A
Samsung SPH-M305 M4 X A
Sanyo 2700 M4 T4 A
Sanyo 3100 M4 T4 B
Sanyo 3810 M4 M4 A
Sanyo 8200 M3 T3 B
Sanyo SCP 3810 M4 T4 B
UT Starcom 1450 M3 X C

M-Ratings: Wireless devices rated M3 or M4 meet FCC requirements and are likely to generate less interference to hearing devices than wireless devices that are not labeled. M4 is the better/higher of the two ratings.

T-Ratings: Wireless devices rated T3 or T4 meet FCC requirements and are likely to be more usable with a hearing device's telecoil ("T Switch" or "Telephone Switch") than unrated wireless devices. T4 is the better/higher of the two ratings. (Note that not all hearing devices have telecoils in them).

When wireless devices are used near hearing devices (such as 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, and wireless devices also vary in the amount of interference they generate.

Hearing devices may also be measured for immunity to this type of interference. The more immune your hearing aid is, the less likely you are to experience interference noise from wireless devices. Your hearing device manufacturer or hearing health professional may help you find results for your hearing device.

For additional information regarding hearing aid-compatible and non-hearing aid-compatible devices visit the Global Accessibility Reporting Initiative (GARI) here.

For more information regarding the wireless hearing aid compatibility rules and service providers’ obligations, click here.

If you need assistance in obtaining a Hearing Aid Compatible phone or if you are interested in exploring other HAC phones that we may have in stock, please contact Customer Service at 1-877-412-1919, press option 2.