Hearing Aid Compatibility Chart

Last updated: December 01, 2021

Phone FCCID HAC or Non-HAC HAC Rating Level of Functionality
Apple iPhone 11BCG-E3309AHACM3/T43
Apple iPhone 11 ProBCG-E3305AHACM3/T43
Apple iPhone 11 Pro MaxBCG-E3306AHACM3/T43
Apple iPhone 12BCG-E3543AHACM3/T43
Apple iPhone 12 MiniBCG-E3542AHACM3/T43
Apple iPhone 12 ProBCG-E3545AHACM3/T43
Apple iPhone 12 Pro MaxBCG-E3545AHACM3/T43
Apple iPhone 13BCG-E3997AHACM3,T43
Apple iPhone 13 MiniBCG-E3542AHACM3,T43
Apple iPhone 13 ProBCG-E4000AHACM3,T43
Apple iPhone 13 Pro MaxBCG-E4003AHACM3,T43
Apple iPhone XRBCG-E3220AHACM3/T43
Apple iPhone XSBCG-E218AHACM3/T43
Apple iPhone XS MaxBCG-E3219AHACM3/T43
Motorola G7IHDT56XP1HACM4/T32
Motorola G7 PlayIHDT56XR1HACM4/T32
Motorola G7 PowerXT1955-5HACM4/T32
Motorola G Power (2021)IHDT56ZH1HACM3/T33
Samsung A02sZCASMA025UHACM4/T33
Samsung A12A3LSMA125MhHACM4/T33
Samsung A32A3LSMA125MHACM4/T33
Samsung Galaxy A20A3LSMA205UHACM3/T33
Samsung Galaxy A50A3LSMA505UHACM3/T33
Samsung Galaxy Note20 UltraA3LSMN986UHACM3/T33
Samsung Galaxy S20A3LSMG981UHACM3/T33
Samsung Galaxy S20+A3LSMG986BHACM3/T33
Samsung Galaxy S20 UltraA3LSMG988BHACM3/T43
Samsung Galaxy S21A3LSMG991U1HACM3/T33
Samsung Galaxy S21 PlusA3LSMG996U1HACM3/T33
Samsung Galaxy S21 UltraA3LSMG998U1HACM3/T43

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) defines Hearing Aid Compatibility (HAC) for wireless devices in terms of radio-frequency (RF) emissions and telecoil coupling. Cell phones are tested to see if they comply with the FCC's definition of hearing aid compatibility.

"M" refers to the RF emissions level of the handset device, and means the device is intended for use with hearing aids in microphone mode. The higher the "M" rating number on the device, the more likely the device can be used with a hearing aid on the microphone setting.

"T" refers to the device's telecoil coupling ability, and means the device is intended for use with hearing aids in telecoil mode. The higher the "T" rating number on the device, the more likely the device can be used with a hearing aid on the telecoil setting. A telecoil is a small device that is built into some hearing aids for use with the telephone as well as assistive listening devices. To use the telecoil, generally either the hearing aid is switched to the "T" position or a button on the hearing aid is pushed to select the telecoil program. Some newer hearing aids will automatically switch to telecoil mode when using a phone. The telecoil picks up magnetic fields generated by telephones and converts these fields into sound. Telecoils are particularly useful for telephone communication because they permit the volume control of a hearing aid to be turned up without creating feedback or "whistling," and background noise can be reduced especially when using cell phones in noisy places. A hearing health professional can determine whether a hearing aid contains a telecoil and how it is activated.

FCC information about HAC rules

HAC information about previously offered devices

Levels of Functionality

Appalachian Wireless offers a variety of HAC phone models to meet the needs of wireless users with hearing disabilities. The mobile units are presented here by category of outright price per unit, that is, the full price of the phone not discounted as part of a contract for service.

1 – Good: Handsets provide lower cost voice service. Typically include basic texting, limited web browsing and e-mail capability.

2 – Better: Handsets offer upgraded voice. Advanced web browsing with e-mail, camera and video capability, social media and download functionality.

3 – Best: Handsets incorporate new technologies and high data speeds, advanced voice/web browsing and e-mail capability, as well as increased storage, high-resolution display, enhanced camera with video capability, social media and download (app) functionality. Feature phones can operate on 3G and 4G networks.