Hearing Aid Compatibility Chart

Last updated: July 01, 2024

Phone FCCID HAC or Non-HAC HAC Rating Level of Functionality
Apple iPhone 11BCG-E3309AHACM3/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 14BCG-E8141AHACM3/T43
Apple iPhone 14 PlusBCG-E8139AHACM3/T43
Apple iPhone 14 ProBCG-8140AHACM3/T43
Apple iPhone 14 Pro MaxBCG-E8138AHACM3/T43
Apple iPhone 15BCG-E8427AHACM3/T43
Apple iPhone 15 PlusBCG-E8139AHACM3/T43
Apple iPhone 15 ProBCG-E8435AHACM3/T43
Apple iPhone 15 Pro MaxBCG-E8439AHACM3/T43
Apple iPhone SE (2nd Gen)BCG-E3500AHACM3/T43
Apple iPhone SE (3rd Gen)BCG-E4082AHACM3,T43
Apple iPhone XSBCG-E218AHACM3/T43
Atel R3Di Bright FR1502AXKS-FR150HACM4/T33
Motorola G Power (2021)IHDT56ZH1HACM3/T33
Nokia C2102AJOTTA-1584HACM3/T43
Samsung Galaxy A02sZCASMA025UHACM4/T33
Samsung Galaxy A03sZCASMA037UHACM3/T33
Samsung Galaxy A14 5GZCASMA146UHACM3/T33
Samsung Galaxy A20A3LSMA205UHACM3/T33
Samsung Galaxy A32A3LSMA326UHACM3/T33
Samsung Galaxy S21A3LSMG991U1HACM3/T33
Samsung Galaxy S22A3LSMS901UHACM3/T33
Samsung Galaxy S22 PlusA3LSMS906UHACM3/T33
Samsung Galaxy S22 UltraA3LSMS908BHACM3/T33
Samsung Galaxy S23A3LSMS911UHACM3/T33
Samsung Galaxy S23 PlusA3LSMS916UHACM3/T33
Samsung Galaxy S23 UltraA3LSMS918UHACM3/T33
Samsung Galaxy S24A3LSMS921UHACM3/T33
Samsung Galaxy S24 PlusA3LSMS926UHACM3/T33
Samsung Galaxy S24 UltraA3LSMS928UHACM3/T33
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3A3LSMF711UHACM3/T33
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4A3LSMF721UHACM3/T33
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5A3LSMF731UHACM3/T33
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3A3LSMF926UHACM3/T33
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4A3LSMF936UHACM3/T33
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5A3LSMF946UHACM3/T33
TCL Flip 22ACCJN059HACM4/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 4G networks.