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HAC Wireless Devices

Hearing Aid Compatibility (HAC)

There are two measures used to determine a handsets ability to be considered hearing aid compatible. Digital handsets have a specific rating based on their abilty to reduce interference with hearing aids operating in acoustic mode; this is M rating which is rated on a scale from M1-M4, M4 being the best.

Handsets are also rated from T1 to T4 based on their ability to operate with hearing aids that contain a telecoil (a tightly wrapped piece of wire that converts sound into electromagnetic signals) and operate in inductive coupling mode. The FCC considers handsets to be HAC if they are rated a minimum of M3 for acoustic coupling and T3 for inductive coupling.

More information can be found on the FCC’s website located here: https://www.fcc.gov/hearing-aid-compatibility-wireless-telephones

To view information regarding hearing aid-compatible and non-hearing handset models, or, alternatively, a clearly marked list of hearing  aid-compatible handset models that have been offered in the past 24 months, please view the Global Accessibility Reporting Initiative’s website: https://www.gari.info

ASTAC’s device line up includes a variety of type with different capabilitys; these units are defined as follows:

  • Smartphone – A device/handset that allows you to connect with others by talk, text, and web
  • Standard Devices – A device/handset that enables communication through talk and text; basic voice and texting capabilities and limited web browsing which is device specific
  • Tablet – A device/handset with mostly web capabilities which with certain applications can excel ones experience though video, voice, or messaging applications
  • Data Only – A device/handset that is able to only access the internet often enabling other connected devices to access the web

Some handsets may be rated N/A, this indicates either it hasn’t been tested or the device doesn’t score high enough to establish a rank. If you would like to purchase a handset with a N/A rating, please test the device out to ensure it will work with your hearing aids. If you have questions related to our trial period, return policy, or HAC in general please speak with a Customer Experience Specialist.

Handsets with Wi-Fi calling capabilities may not have been tested for HAC in this calling mode.

List of HAC Devices at ASTAC

Compliant Phones

iPhone 12

iPhone S E

iPhone 13

iPhone 13 Mini

iPhone 14

iPhone 14 Pro

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3

Samsung S22 Ultra

Samsung S22+

SamsungS22

Samsung A13 5G

Samsung A53 5G

Samsung S21 FE

FCC ID

BCG-E3542A

BCG-E4082A

BCG-E3997A

BCG-E3994A

BCG-E8138A

BCG-E8150A

A3LSMF936U

A3LSMF721U

A3LSMF711U

A3LSMS908U

A3LSM908U

A3LSMS906U

A3LSMS901U

A3LSMA136U

A3LSMA536U

A3LSMG990U

Model Number

A2172

A2595

A2482

A2481

A2649

A2650

SM-F936U1

SM-F926U1

SM- F721U1

SM-F711U1

SM-S908U1

SM-S906X

SM-S901X

SM-A136U1

SM-A536U1/DS

SM-G990U1/DS

HAC RATING

M3, T4

M3, T4

M3, T4

M3, T4

M3, T4

M3, T4

M3, T3

M3, T3

M3, T3

M3, T3

M3, T3

M3, T3

M3, T3

M3, T3

M3, T3

M3, T3

Last Updated 01/20/2023