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Hearing Aid Compatibility

07/11/2014

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. For an explanation of the rating system, please scroll to the bottom of this page.  The following LG models have been rated for use with hearing aids.


ModelCarrierModeMarketing NameHAC Rating
LG-AS695ACGCDMAOptimus PlusM4T3-2007
LG-E960ACGGSM/WCDMANexus4M3-2007
LG-AS870ACGCDMA/LTEF7M4T3-2007
LG-AS730PPACGCDMAOptimus SelectM4T4-2007
LG-AN160PPACGCDMAFluidM4-2007
LGD801ACGGSM/WCDMA/LTEG2M3T4-2011
LG-E980AT&TGSM/WCDMA/LTEG ProM3T3-2011
LG-D800AT&TGSM/WCDMA/LTEG2M3T3-2011
LG-D950AT&TGSM/WCDMA/LTEG FlexM3T3-2011
LG-A380AT&TGSM/WCDMALGA380M3T4-2011
LG-C410AT&TGSM/WCDMAXpression 2M3T4-2011
LG-D850AT&TGSM/WCDMA/LTEG3M3T3-2011
LG-D321AIO (Cricket)GSM/WCDMA/LTEL70M3T3-2011
LG-MS770MetroPCSCDMA/LTELG Morion 4GM4T3-2007
LG-MS659MetroPCSGSM/WCDMA/LTELG Optimus F3M3T3-2011
LG-MS870MetroPCSCDMA/LTELG Spirit 4GM4T3-2007
LG-MS500MetroPCSGSM/WCDMA/LTELG Optimus F6M3T4-2011
LG-MS769MetroPCSGSM/WCDMALG Optimus L9 4GM4T3-2007
LG-MS323MetroPCSGSM/WCDMALG Optimus L70M3T3-2011
LG-LS970SprintCDMA/LTEOptimus GM4-2007
LG-LS860SprintCDMA/LTEMachM4T4-2007
LG870SprintCDMA/LTEOptimus F7M4T4-2007
LG-LS720SprintCDMA/LTEOptimus F3M4T3-2011
LG-VM720SprintCDMA/LTEOptimus F3M4T3-2011
LG-D820SprintCDMA/GSM/WCDMA/LTENexus5M3-2011
LG-LS980SprintCDMA/LTEG2M4T3-2011
LG730SprintCDMAVeniceM4T4-2007
LG272SprintCDMARumor ReflexM4T4-2007
LG-LN272SSprintCDMARumor Reflex SM4T4-2007
LG-LS995SprintCDMA/GSM/WCDMA/LTEG-FlexM3T3-2011
LG-LS740SprintCDMA/LTEVoltM4T4-2011
LG-LS990SprintCDMA/GSM/WCDMA/LTELG G3M4T3-2011
LG-P769BKTMUSGSM/WCDMAOptimus L9M4T3-2007
LG-E960TMUSGSM/WCDMANexus4M3-2007
LG-P659BKTMUSGSM/WCDMA/LTEOptimus F3M3T3-2011
LG-D500BKTMUSGSM/WCDMA/LTEOptimus F6M3T4-2011
LG-D801BKTMUSGSM/WCDMA/LTEG2M3T4-2011
LG-D820BKTMUSCDMA/GSM/WCDMA/LTENexus5M3-2011
LG-D959TSTMUSGSM/WCDMA/LTEG FlexM3T3-2011
LG-D520BKTMUSGSM/WCDMA/LTEOptimus F3QM3T3-2011
LG-D415RDTMUSGSM/WCDMAOptimus L90M3T3-2011
LG-D851TMUSGSM/WCDMALG G3M3T3-2011
LG100CTracFoneCDMALG100CM4T4-2007
LG221CTracFoneCDMALG221CM4-2007
LG235CTracFoneCDMALG235CM4-2007
LG236CTracFoneCDMALG236CM4-2007
LG440GTracFoneGSM/WCDMALG440GM3T3-2007
LG501CTracFoneCDMALG501CM4T4-2007
LG530GTracFoneGSM/WCDMALG530GM3T3-2007
LG840GTracFoneGSM/WCDMALG840GM3T3-2007
LGL38CTracFoneCDMAOptimus DynamicM4-2007
LGL39CTracFoneCDMAOptimus Dynamic IIM4T4-2011
LGL40GTracFoneGSM/WCDMAOptimus ExtremeM3-2007
LGL86CTracFoneCDMAOptimus ShowtimeM4T4-2007
LG305CTracFoneCDMALG305CM4-2011
LGL34CTracFoneCDMAOptimus FuelM4T4-2011
LG-US730PPUSCCDMASplendorM4T4-2007
LG-VS840PPVerizonCDMA/LTELG Optimus ExceedM4T4-2007
LG-VS950VerizonCDMA/LTELG IntuitionM3T3-2007
LG-VS930VerizonCDMA/GSM/WCDMA/LTELG Spectrum 2M3T3-2007
LG-VS870VerizonCDMA/LTELG Lucid 2M4T3-2007
LG-VS890VerizonCDMA/LTEEnact by LGM4T4-2011
LG-VS980
LG-VS980W
VerizonCDMA/GSM/WCDMA/LTELG G2M3T4-2011
LG-VS410PPVerizonCDMALG Optimus ZoneM4-2007
LG-VS415PPVerizonCDMALG Optimus Zone 2M4T4-2011
LG-VS450PPVerizonCDMALG Optimus Exceed 2M4T3-2011
LG-VS876VerizonCDMA/LTELG Lucid 3M4T4-2011
LG-VN150SVerizonCDMALG Revere 2M4T4-2007
LG-VN251SVerizonCDMALG Cosmos 3M4T4-2007
LG-VN360VerizonCDMALG ExaltM4T4-2011
LG-VN280VerizonCDMALG Extravert 2M4T4-2011
LG-VS985VerizonCDMA/GSM/WCDMA/LTEG3M4T3-2011

 

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 will display the following text and/or icons on the product packaging:

 

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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.