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Hearing Aid Compatibility

03/07/2014

Hearing Aid Compatibility

Hearing Aid Compatibility with Mobile Phones
When some mobile phones are used near some hearing devices (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 noise, and phones also vary in the amount of interference they generate.

 

Hearing Aid Compatibility (HAC) Ratings system
The wireless telephone industry has developed ratings for some of their mobile phones, to assist hearing device users in finding phones that may be compatible with their hearing devices. Not all phones have been rated. Phones that are rated have the rating stated on the box or will display the following icons:

1) M-rating only                                       

 

Rated for Hearing Aids: M3

   
2) M & T-rating  

 

Rated for Hearing Aids: M3, T3

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The ratings are not guarantees. Results will vary depending on the user’s hearing device and hearing loss. If your hearing device happens to be vulnerable to interference, you may not be able to use a rated phone successfully. Trying out the phone with your hearing device is the best way to evaluate it for your personal needs.

M-Ratings: Phones rated M3 or M4 meet FCC requirements.

                They are likely to generate less interference to hearing devices than unrated phones.

                M4 is the better/higher of the two ratings(M3 & M4).

T-Ratings: Phones rated T3 or T4 meet FCC requirements.

                They are likely to be more usable with hearing device’s telecoil than unrated phones.

                T4 is the better/higher of the two ratings(T3 & T4) *Note that not all hearing devices have telecoil in them.

In addition to rating wireless phones, the ANSI standard also provides a methodology for rating hearing aids from M1 to M4, with M1 being the least immune to RF interference and M4 the most immune. To determine whether a particular digital wireless telephone is likely to interfere with a particular hearing aid, the immunity rating of the hearing aid is added to the rating of the telephone. A sum of four indicates that the telephone is probably usable; a sum of five indicates that the telephone would probably provide normal use; and a sum of six or greater indicates that the telephone would probably provide excellent performance with that hearing aid. Note that not all hearing aids are rated.

 

HAC Compatible Phones

 

Model

Mode

Marketing Name

Band

Feature

HAC Rating

LG-AS695

CDMA

Optimus Plus

CDMA800/CDMA1900

EvDO, BT, WiFi hotspot,
GPS, MP3 player, Camera

M4T3-2007

LG-AN272
LG-AN272PP

CDMA

Converse

CDMA800/CDMA1900

BT, GPS, Camera

M4T4-2007

LG-AS730

CDMA

Optimus Select

CDMA800/CDMA1900

1xAdvanced, EVDO, BT,
WiFi
hotspot, MP3, GPS,
Camera

M4T4-2007

LG-AN160

CDMA

Fluid

CDMA800/CDMA1900

BT, GPS, Camera

M4-2007

LG730

CDMA

Venice

CDMA800/CDMA1900

1x Advanced, EVDO, BT,
WiFi hotspot, MP3, GPS,
Camera

M4T4-2007

LG-AS870

CDMA/LTE

Optimus F5

CDMA800/CDMA1900/LTE B13

SVLTE, BT, WiFi hotspot,
MP3 player, GPS, Camera

M4T3-2007

LGAS780

CDMA/LTE

F7

CDMA800/CDMA1700/CDMA1900/
LTE B2/4/5/12/25

SVLTE, 1x Advanced, EVDO,
BT, WiFi hotspot, MP3,
GPS, Camera

M4T4-2007

LG-AS840

CDMA/LTE

CAYMAN

CDMA800/CDMA1700
/CDMA1900&LTE B2/B4

SVDO, SVLTE, BT, WiFi
hotspot, MP3 player, Camera

M4T4-2007

LG-E960

GSM/WCDMA

Mako

GSM850/GSM1900/W850/W1700/W1900

WiFi hotspot,
GPRS/EDGE/HSPA, BT,
MP3 player, GPS, Camera

M3-2007

LGD801

GSM/WCDMA/LTE

G2

GSM850/GSM1900/W850/W1700/
W1900&LTEB2/B4/B17

GPRS/EDGE/HSPA+, LTE, BT,
MP3 player, GPS, Camera,
WiFi
hotspot

M3T4-2011

LG-A340

WCDMA

F4

GSM850/GSM1900/W850/W1900

GPRS/EDGE/HSDPA, BT, GPS,
Camera

M3T4-2007

LG-C395

WCDMA

Xpression

GSM850/GSM1900/W850/W1900

GPRS/EDGE/HSDPA, BT, GPS,
Camera

M3T4-2007

LG-P930

GSM/WCDMA/LTE

Nitro HD

GSM850/GSM1900/W850/W1900&LTEB4/B17

GPRS/EDGE/HSPA, LTE, BT,
MP3 player, GPS, Camera,
WiFi hotspot

M3T3-2007

LG-P870

GSM/WCDMA/LTE

Escape

GSM850/GSM1900/W850/W1900&LTEB4/B17

GPRS/EDGE/HSPA, LTE, BT,
MP3 player, GPS, Camera,
WiFi hotspot

M3T3-2007

LG-E970

GSM/WCDMA/LTE

G

GSM850/GSM1900/W850/W1900&LTEB4/B17

GPRS/EDGE/HSPA, LTE, BT,
MP3 player, GPS, Camera,
WiFi
hotspot

M3T3-2007

LG-E980

GSM/WCDMA/LTE

G Pro

GSM850/GSM1900/W850/W1900&LTEB2/
B4/B5/B17

GPRS/EDGE/HSPA, LTE, BT,
MP3 player, GPS, Camera,
WiFi
hotspot

M3T3-2011

LG-A380

GSM/WCDMA

F4R

GSM850/GSM1900/W850/W1900

GPRS/EDGE/HSDPA, BT, GPS,
Camera

M3T4-2011

LG-C410

GSM/WCDMA

Q4R

GSM850/GSM1900/W850/W1900

GPRS/EDGE/HSDPA, BT, GPS,
Camera

M3T4-2011

LG-D800

GSM/WCDMA/LTE

G2

GSM850/GSM1900/W850/W1900&LTEB2/
B4/B5/B17

GPRS/EDGE/HSPA+, LTE, BT,
MP3 player, GPS, Camera,
WiFi hotspot

M3T3-2011

LG-D950

GSM/WCDMA/LTE

G Flex

GSM850/GSM1900/W850/
W1900&LTEB2/B4/B5/B7/B17

GPRS/EDGE/HSPA+, LTE, BT,
MP3 player, GPS, Camera,
WiFi
hotspot

M3T3-2011

LG272

CDMA

Rumor Reflex

CDMA800/CDMA1900

1x Advanced, BT, GPS, Camera

M4T4-2007

LG855

CDMA

Optimus Black

CDMA800/CDMA1900

EVDO, BT, WiFi hotspot, GPS,
MP3 player, Camera

M4T4-2007

LG720

CDMA/LTE

Optimus F3

CDMA800/CDMA1900/LTE B25

1x Advanced, SVLTE, BT,
WiFi hotspot, GPS, MP3 player,
Camera

M4T3-2011

LG730

CDMA

Venice

CDMA800/CDMA1900

1xAdvanced, EVDO, BT,
WiFi
hotspot, MP3, GPS,
Camera

M4T4-2007

LG-E960

GSM/WCDMA

Nexus4

GSM850/GSM1900/W850/W1700/W1900

WiFi hotspot,
GPRS/EDGE/HSPA,
BT, MP3 player, GPS,
Camera

M3-2007

LG-P870

GSM/WCDMA/LTE

Optimus F5

GSM850/GSM1900/W850/W1900&LTEB4/
B17

GPRS/EDGE/HSPA, LTE, BT,
MP3 player, GPS, Camera,
WiFi
hotspot

M3T3-2007

LG-MS695

CDMA

Optimus M+

CDMA800/CDMA1700/CDMA1900

EvDO, BT, WiFi, MP3 player,
GPS, Camera

M4T3-2007

LG-MN270

CDMA

Attune

CDMA800/CDMA1700/CDMA1900

BT, GPS, Camera

M4T3-2007

LG-MS840
LG-MS840V

CDMA/LTE

Connect 4G

CDMA800/CDMA1700/CDMA1900&LTE B2/
B4

SVDO, SVLTE, BT, WiFi hotspot,
MP3 player, Camera

M4T4-2007

LG-MS910

CDMA/LTE

Esteem

CDMA800/CDMA1700/CDMA1900&LTE B2/
B4

EVDO, LTE, BT, WiFi hotspot,
MP3 player, Camera

M4T4-2007

LG-MS770

CDMA/LTE

Motion 4G

CDMA800/CDMA1700/CDMA1900&LTE B2/
B4

SVDO, SVLTE, BT, WiFi hotspot,
MP3 player, Camera

M4T3-2007

LG-MS870

CDMA/LTE

Connect 4G

CDMA800/CDMA1700/CDMA1900&LTE B2/
B4

SVDO, SVLTE, BT,
WiFi hotspot, MP3 player,
Camera

M4T3-2007

LG-MS769

GSM/WCDMA

Optimus L9

GSM850/GSM1900/W1700

WiFi hotspot,
GPRS/EDGE/HSPA,
BT, MP3 player, GPS, Camera

M4T3-2007

LG-MS500

GSM/WCDMA/LTE

Optimus F6

GSM850/GSM1900/W850/
W1700/W1900&LTEB2/B4/B17

GPRS/EDGE/HSPA+, LTE, BT,
MP3 player, GPS, Camera,
WiFi
hotspot

M3T4-2011

LG-MS659

GSM/WCDMA/LTE

Optimus F3

GSM850/GSM1900/W850/
W1700/W1900&LTEB4/B17

GPRS/EDGE/HSPA+, LTE, BT,
MP3 player, GPS, Camera,
WiFi
hotspot

M3T3-2011

LG-MS769

GSM/WCDMA

Optimus L9

GSM850/GSM1900/W1700

WiFi hotspot,
GPRS/EDGE/HSPA,
BT, MP3 player, GPS,
Camera

M4T3-2007

LG-LN272

CDMA

Rumor Reflex

CDMA800/CDMA1900

1x Advanced, BT, GPS, Camera

M4T4-2007

LG-LS696

CDMA

Optimus Elite

CDMA800/CDMA1900

1x Advanced, EvDO, BT,
WiFi
hotspot, GPS, MP3 player,
Camera

M4T3-2007

LG-LS840

CDMA/LTE

Viper

CDMA800/CDMA1900/LTE B25

1x Advanced, SVDO/SVLTE, BT,
WiFi hotspot, GPS, MP3 player,
Camera

M4T4-2007

LG-LS970

CDMA/LTE

Optimus G

CDMA800/CDMA1900/LTE B25

1x Advanced, SVLTE, BT,
WiFi hotspot, GPS, MP3 player,
Camera

M4-2007

LG870

CDMA/LTE

Optimus F7

CDMA800/CDMA1900/LTE B25

1x Advanced, SVLTE, BT,
WiFi hotspot, GPS, MP3 player,
Camera

M4T4-2007

LG-LS860

CDMA/LTE

Mach

CDMA800/CDMA1900/LTE B25

1x Advanced, SVLTE, BT,
WiFi
hotspot, GPS, MP3 player,
Camera

M4T4-2007

LG-LS720

CDMA/LTE

Optimus F3

CDMA800/CDMA1900/LTE B25

1x Advanced, SVLTE, BT,
WiFi
hotspot, GPS, MP3 player,
Camera

M4T3-2011

LG-VM720

CDMA/LTE

Optimus F3

CDMA800/CDMA1900/LTE B25

1x Advanced, SVLTE, BT,
WiFi
hotspot, GPS, MP3 player,
Camera

M4T3-2011

LG-D820

CDMA/LTE

Nexus5

CDMA800/CDMA1900/GSM850/GSM1900/
W850/W1900/LTEB2/B4/B5/B17/B25/B26

1xAdvanced/EVDO/GPRS/
EDGE/HSPA+, LTE, BT,
MP3 player ,GPS, Camera,
WiFi
hotspot

M3-2011

LG-LS980

CDMA/LTE

G2

CDMA800/CDMA1900/GSM850/GSM1900/
W850/W1900/LTE B25/B26/B41

1xAdvanced/EVDO/GPRS/
EDGE/HSPA+, LTE, BT,
MP3 player, GPS, Camera,
WiFi
hotspot

M4T3-2011

LG-LS995

CDMA/LTE

G-Flex

CDMA800/CDMA1900/GSM850/GSM1900/
W850/W1900/LTE B25/B26/B41

1xAdvanced/EVDO/GPRS/
EDGE/HSPA+, LTE, BT,
MP3 player, GPS, Camera,
WiFi
hotspot

M3T3-2011

LG-E960

GSM/WCDMA

Nexus

GSM850/GSM1900/W850/W1700/W1900

WiFi hotspot,
GPRS/EDGE/HSPA, BT,
MP3 player, GPS, Camera

M3-2007

LG-P769

GSM/WCDMA

Optimus L9

GSM850/GSM1900/W1700

WiFi hotspot,
GPRS/EDGE/HSPA, BT,
MP3 player, GPS, Camera

M4T3-2007

LG-C800

GSM/WCDMA

Univa Qwerty

GSM850/GSM1900/W1700

WiFi hotspot,
GPRS/EDGE/HSPA, BT,
MP3 player, GPS, Camera

M3T3-2007

LG-D500BK
LG-D500BKGO
LG-D500BKGO1

GSM/WCDMA/LTE

Otimus F6

GSM850/GSM1900/W850/
W1700/W1900&LTEB2/B4/B17

GPRS/EDGE/HSPA+, LTE,
BT, MP3 player, GPS, Camera,
WiFi hotspot

M3T4-2011

LG-D520BK

GSM/WCDMA/LTE

Otimus F3Q

GSM850/GSM1900/W850/
W1700/W1900&LTEB2/B17

GPRS/EDGE/HSPA+, LTE,
BT, MP3 player, GPS, Camera,
WiFi
hotspot

M3T3-2011

LG-P659BK
LG-P659BKGO
LG-P659BKGO1

GSM/WCDMA/LTE

Optimus F3

GSM850/GSM1900/W850/
W1700/W1900&LTEB4/B17

GPRS/EDGE/HSPA+, LTE,
BT, MP3 player, GPS, Camera,
WiFi hotspot

M3T3-2011

LG-D801BK
LG-D801WH

GSM/WCDMA/LTE

G2

GSM850/GSM1900/W850/
W1700/W1900&LTEB2/B4/B17

GPRS/EDGE/HSPA+, LTE, BT,
MP3 player, GPS, Camera,
WiFi
hotspot

M3T4-2011

LG-D820BK

CDMA/LTE

Nexus5

CDMA800/CDMA1900/GSM850/GSM1900/
W850/W1900/LTEB2/B4/B5/B17/B25/B26

1xAdvanced/EVDO/GPRS/
EDGE/HSPA+, LTE, BT,
MP3 player ,GPS, Camera,
WiFi
hotspot

M3-2011

LG-D959TS

GSM/WCDMA/LTE

G Flex

GSM850/GSM1900/W850/W1700/W1900/
LTEB2/B4/B17

GPRS/EDGE/HSPA+, LTE, BT, MP3 player, GPS, Camera, WiFi hotspot

M3T3-2011

LG100C

CDMA

LG 100C

CDMA800/CDMA1900

GPS

M4T4-2007

LG501C

CDMA

LG 501C

CDMA800/CDMA1900

BT, GPS, Camera

M4T4-2007

LG221C

CDMA

LG 221C

CDMA800/CDMA1900

BT, GPS, Camera

M4-2007

LGL55C

CDMA

Optimus Q

CDMA800/CDMA1900

EVDO, BT, WiFi, GPS, Camera

M4T4-2007

LG511C

CDMA

LG 511C

CDMA800/CDMA1900

EVDO, BT, GPS, Camera

M4T4-2007

LG235C

CDMA

LG 235C

CDMA800/CDMA1900

BT, GPS, Camera

M4-2007

LG505C

CDMA

LG 505C

CDMA800/CDMA1900

BT, GPS, Camera

M4T3-2007

LGL75C

CDMA

Optimus Zip

CDMA800/CDMA1900

EVDO, BT, WiFi, GPS, Camera

M4T4-2007

LGL38C

CDMA

Optimus Dynamic

CDMA800/CDMA1900

EVDO, BT, WiFi, MP3, GPS, Camera

M4-2007

LGL46C

CDMA

Optimus Quest

CDMA800/CDMA1900

EVDO, BT, WiFi, MP3, GPS, Camera

M4T3-2007

LGL86C

CDMA

Optimus Showtime

CDMA800/CDMA1900

EVDO, BT, WiFi, MP3, GPS, Camera

M4T4-2007

LG430G

GSM

LG 430G

GSM850/GSM1900

BT, GPRS, Camera

M3T3-2007

LG440G

GSM/WCDMA

LG 440G

GSM850/GSM1900/W850/W1900

GPRS/EDGE/HSDPA, BT, GPS, Camera

M3T3-2007

LG530G

GSM/WCDMA

LG 530G

GSM850/GSM1900/W850/W1900

GPRS/EDGE/HSDPA, BT, GPS, Camera

M3T3-2007

LG840G

GSM/WCDMA

LG 840G

GSM850/GSM1900/W850/W1900

GPRS/EDGE/HSDPA, BT, GPS, Camera

M3T3-2007

LGL40G

GSM/WCDMA

Optimus Extreme

GSM850/GSM1900/W850/W1900

GPRS/EDGE/HSDPA, BT, GPS, Camera

M3-2007

LG236C

CDMA

LG 236C

CDMA800/CDMA1700/CDMA1900

BT, GPS, Camera

M4-2007

LGL39C

CDMA

Optimus Dynamic II

CDMA800/CDMA1900

EVDO, WiFi, BT, GPS, Camera

M4T4-2011

LG-UN272

CDMA

Freedom

CDMA800/CDMA1700/CDMA1900

BT, GPS, Camera

M4T4-2007

LG-UN272PP

CDMA

Freedom

CDMA800/CDMA1700/CDMA1900

BT, GPS, Camera

M4T4-2007

LG-UN160/LG-UN161

CDMA

Envoy II

CDMA800/CDMA1700/CDMA1900

BT, GPS, Camera

M4-2007

LG-US730

CDMA

Splendor

CDMA800/CDMA1700/CDMA1900

EVDO, BT, WiFi hotspot, MP3, GPS, Camera

M4T4-2007

LG-US780

CDMA/LTE

Optimus F7

CDMA800/CDMA1700/CDMA1900/LTE B2/4/5/12/25

SVLTE, 1x Advanced, EVDO, BT,
WiFi hotspot, MP3, GPS, Camera

M4T4-2007

LGUN530

CDMA

Wine

CDMA800/CDMA1900

BT, GPS, MP3 player, Camera

M4T4-2011

LG-VN150

CDMA

Cassia

CDMA800/CDMA1900

BT, GPS, Camera

M4T4-2007

LG-VN150S

CDMA

Cassia 2

CDMA800/CDMA1900

BT, GPS, Camera

M4T4-2007

LG-VN251

CDMA

Cosmos 2

CDMA800/CDMA1900

BT, GPS, Camera

M4T4-2007

LG-VN251S

CDMA

Cosmos 3

CDMA800/CDMA1900

BT, GPS, Camera

M4T4-2007

LG-VN271

CDMA

Extravert

CDMA800/CDMA1900

BT, GPS, Camera

M4T4-2007

LG-VS410PP

CDMA

Optimus Zone

CDMA800/CDMA1900

EVDO, BT, WiFi, GPS, MP3 player, Camera

M4-2007

LG-VS840PP

CDMA

Optimus Exceed

CDMA800/CDMA1900

SVDO, BT, WiFi hotspot, MP3 player, GPS, Camera

M4T4-2007

LG-VS700

CDMA

Enlighten

CDMA800/CDMA1900

EvDO, BT, WiFi hotspot, GPS, Camera

M4T4-2007

LG-VS840

CDMA/LTE

Lucid

CDMA800/CDMA1900/LTE B13

SVDO, SVLTE, BT, WiFi hotspot,
MP3 player, GPS, Camera

M4T4-2007

LG-VS840P

CDMA/LTE

Lucid Purple

CDMA800/CDMA1900/LTE B13

SVDO, SVLTE, BT, WiFi hotspot,
MP3 player, GPS, Camera

M4T4-2007

LG-VS870

CDMA/LTE

Lucid 2

CDMA800/CDMA1900/LTE B13

SVLTE, BT, WiFi hotspot,
MP3 player, GPS, Camera

M4T3-2007

LG-VS950

CDMA/LTE

Intuition

CDMA800/CDMA1900/LTE B13

SVLTE, SVDO, BT, WiFi hotspot,
MP3 player, GPS, Camera

M3T3-2007

LG-VS920

CDMA/LTE

Spectrum

CDMA800/CDMA1900/LTE B13

SVDO, SVLTE, BT, WiFi hotspot,
MP3 player, GPS, Camera

M3-2007

LG-VS930

CDMA/GSM/WCDMA/LTE

Spectrum 2

CDMA800/CDMA1900/GSM850/GSM1900/
W1900/LTE B13

SVDO, SVLTE,GPRS/EDGE/HSPA, BT, WiFi hotspot, MP3 player, GPS, Camera

M3T3-2007

LG-VM696

CDMA

Optimus Elite

CDMA800/CDMA1900

1x Advanced, EvDO, BT, WiFi hotspot, GPS, MP3 player, Camera

M4T3-2007

LG-VN360

CDMA

Exalt

CDMA800/CDMA1900

BT, GPS, MP3 player, Camera

M4T4-2011

LG-VS890

CDMA/LTE

Enact by LG

CDMA800/CDMA1900/LTE B13

SVLTE, EVDO, BT, WiFi hotspot, MP3 player, GPS, Camera

M4T4-2011

LG-VS980
LG-VS980W

CDMA/GSM/WCDMA/LTE

G2
G2 White

CDMA800/CDMA1900/GSM850
/GSM1900/W850/W1900/LTE B4/B13

SVLTE,GPRS/EDGE/HSPA, BT, WiFi hotspot, MP3 player, GPS, Camera

M3T4-2011

 

 

 

 

 

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