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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 S E

iPhone 11

iPhone 14

14 Plus

14 Pro Max

iPhone 15

iPhone 15 Plus

iPhone 15 Pro

iPhone 15 Pro Max

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3

Samsung A12

Samsung A14

Samsung A54

Samsung S23

Samsung S23 Plus

Samsung S23 Ultra

Samsung S24

Samsung S24 Plus

Samsung S24 Ultra

Samsung A03

Samsung Z Flip 5

Samsung Z Fold 5

Samsung S21 FE

TCL Flip 2

TCL 30 Z

FCC ID

BCG-E4082A

BCG-E3309A

BCG-E8138A

BCG-E8139A

BCG-E8141A

BCG-E8427A

BCG-E8431A

BCG-E8435A

BCG-E8439A

A3LSMF936U

A3LSMF721U

A3LSMA125U

ZCASMA146U

A3LSMA546U

A3LSMS911U

A3LSMS916U

A3LSMS918U

A3LSMS921U

A3LSMS926U

A3LSMS928U

ZCASMA037U

A3LSMF731U

A3LSMF946U

A3LSMG990U

2ACCJN059

2ACCJH152

Model Number

A2595

A2111

A2649

A2632

A2651

A2846

A2847

A2848

A2849

SM-F936U1

SM-F926U1

SM-A125U1

SM-A146U1

SM-A546U1

SM-S911

SM-S916

SM-S918

SM-S921

SM-S926

SM-S928U

SM-A037U1

SM-F731U1

SM-F946U1

SM-G990U1/DS

4058G-2A9CUS

4188O-AOFUS21

HAC RATING

M3, T4

M3, T4

M3, T4

M3, T4

M3, T4

M3, T4

M3, T4

M3, T4

M3, T4

M3, T3

M3, T3

M3, T3

M4, T3

M3, T3

M3, T3

M3, T3

M3, T3

M3, T3

M3, T3

M3, T3

M3, T3

M3, T3

M3, T3

M3, T3

M4, T4

M4, T3

Last Updated 02/21/2024