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Hearing Aid Compatible Phones




Some people who use hearing aid devices may have trouble when using a wireless phone. The wireless industry and consumer groups representing the hard of hearing have been working for years to study this matter and develop standards and solutions to reduce the likelihood of such difficulties. In addition, the Federal Communications Commission has set forth requirements for wireless carriers and wireless device manufacturers. Much progress has been made and there are now a large number of hearing aid compatible (HAC) devices available.

The following phones are hearing aid compatible:

(Last Updated: February 1, 2022)

Phone Model

FCCID

M Rating

T Rating

Operating System/Functionality

Coolpad Legacy

3312A

R38YL3312A

4

4

Android

Coolpad Legacy SR

3705AS

R38YLCP3705AS

4

4

Android

Coolpad Legacy SR

3648A

R38YLCP3648A

4

4

Android

Coolpad Belleza

3648AT

R38YLCP3848A

4

4

Android

Coolpad Legacy Brisa

 

R38YLCP3321AT

3

4

Android

Coolpad Stream

3706AS

R38YLCP3706AS

4 4

Android

iPhone 6s

 

R38YLCP337AS

3 4

iOS

iPhone 6s Plus

A1688

BCG-E2946A

3 4

iOS

iPhone 7

A 1524

BCG-E2817A

3 4

iOS

iPhone 7

A1778

BCG-E3091A

3 4

iOS

iPhone 7 Plus

A1660

BCG-E3085A

3 4

iOS

iPhone 7 Plus

A1661

BCG-E3087A

3 4

iOS

iPhone 8

A1784

BCG-E3092A

3 4

iOS

iPhone 8

A1863

BCG-E3159A

3 4

iOS

iPhone 8 Plus

A1905

BCG-E3172A

3 4

iOS

iPhone 8 Plus

A1864

BCG-E3160A

3 4

iOS

iPhone X

A1897

BCG-E3174A

3 4

iOS

iPhone X

 

BCG-E3161A

3 4

iOS

iPhone X

 

BCG-E3175A

3 4

iOS

iPhone XR

 

BCG-E3176A

3 4

iOS

iPhone XR

A1984

BCG-E3220A

3 4

iOS

iPhone XR

 

BCG-E3237A

3 4

iOS

iPhone XS Max

 

BCG-E3238A

3 4

iOS

iPhone 11 Pro

 

BCG-E3218A

3 4

iOS

iPhone 11 Pro Max

 

BCG-E3305A

3 4

iOS

iPhone 11

 

BCG-E3306A

3 4

iOS

iPhone 12

 

BCG-E3309A

3 4

iOS

iPhone 12 mini

A2160

BCG-E3545A

3 4

iOS

iPhone 12 Pro

A2172

BCG-E3542A

3 4

iOS

iPhone 12  Pro Max

A2176

BCG-E3539A

3 4

iOS

iPhone 13

 

BCG-E4003A

3 4

iOS

iPhone 13 mini

 

BCG-E4000A

3 4

iOS

iPhone 13 Pro

 

BCG-E3997A

3 4

iOS

iPhone 13 Pro Max

 

BCG-E3994A

3 4

iOS

iPhone SE

A2161

BCG-E3548A

3 4

iOS

iPhone SE

A2275

BCG-E3500A

3 4

iOS

LG Tribute Royal

 

BCG-E3501A

3 4

Android

LG K51

LGX320ABB

ZNFX320PM

3 3

Android

LG K22

 

ZNFL555DL

3 3

Android

moto g Fast

 

ZNFK200QM

3 3

Android

moto e6

MOXT20453ANB

IHDT56YK3

3 3

Android

moto g7 Play

MOTXT2005ADB

IHDT56YA2

3 3

Android

moto g play

MOT1952BDB

IHDT56XR2

3 3

Android

moto g stylus

 

IHDT56ZD4

3 3

Android

moto g power

  IHDT56ZG1 3 3

Android

Samsung Galaxy A10e

 

IHDT56ZH1

3 3

Android

Samsung A21

SM-A102U

A3lSMA102U

3 3

Android

Samsung A51

SM-A215U

ZCASMA215U

4 3

Android

Samsung GS20 5G

 

A3LSMA515U

3 3

Android

Samsung GS20 FE

SM-G981U1

A3LSMG981U

4 3

Android

Samsung A32 5G

 

A3LSMG781U

4 3

Android

Samsung Galaxy GS21

 

A3LSMA326U

3 3

Android

Samsung A02s

 

A3LSMG991U

3 3

Android

Samsung Galaxy A12

 

ZCASMA025U

3 3

Android

Wiko Ride 2

 

XD6U520AS

4 4

Android

Wiko Ride 3

 

XD6U614AS

3 4

Android

Boost Mobile customers can find HAC phones by looking on the "fact tag" displays at retail stores. The fact tag will contain a statement such as "Rated for Hearing Aids: M4/T4."

There are two different ratings to consider when picking a hearing aid compatible device:

M-Ratings: reduced hearing aid device interference

Some people with a hearing aid device experience a buzzing or whining noise when using a wireless phone. This noise is caused when the electronics within the hearing aid device pick up and demodulate radio frequency (RF) and/or electromagnetic interference (EMI) emitted by the phone.

Phones with an M-Rating of M3 or M4 meet FCC requirements and are less likely to generate interference with hearing devices than phones that are not labeled. M4 is the better/higher of the two ratings.

Hearing devices may also be measured for immunity to this type of interference. Your hearing device manufacturer or hearing health professional can help you find results for your hearing device. The more immune your hearing aid is, the less likely you are to experience interference from mobile phones and other sources of RF/EMI such as computer monitors and fluorescent lighting.

T-Ratings and compatibility with hearing aids with telecoils

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.

Try before you buy

Because individual experiences may vary significantly, Boost recommends customers try several hearing-aid compatible phones at Boost-owned and operated stores to determine which phones will work best.

Additional information regarding hearing aid compatibility

Global Accessibility Reporting Initiative: Visit GARI for in-depth Accessibility information on each device Boost sells.

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