A note about our phones:

These handsets have been tested and rated for use with hearing aids for some of the wireless technologies that they use. However, there may be some newer wireless technologies used in these phones that have not been tested yet for use with hearing aids. It is important to try the different features of these phones thoroughly and in different locations, using your hearing aid or cochlear implant, to determine if you hear any interfering noise. Consult your service provider or the manufacturer of the handset for information on hearing aid compatibility. If you have questions about return or exchange policies, consult your service provider or phone retailer.

 

Phone inventory is subject to change without notice. Please call (855) 697-3530, or stop by one of our stores for updated information.

 

** Hearing Aid Compatibility (HAC) for Wireless Devices

 

HAC Ratings:

Hearing aids do not always function well with wireless handsets. Hearing aids operate by using a microphone to pick up sound waves, converting the sound waves into electrical signals to be amplified. Distortion or amplification of unwanted sound (noise) often occurs.

 

The FCC's hearing aid compatibility requirements address hearing aids that operate in either of two modes – acoustic coupling ("M" rating) or inductive coupling ("T" rating). Hearing aids operating in acoustic coupling mode receive through a microphone and then amplify all sounds surrounding the user, including both desired sounds, such as a telephone's audio signal, and unwanted ambient noise. Hearing aids operating in inductive coupling mode turn off the microphone to avoid amplifying unwanted ambient noise, instead using a telecoil to receive only audio signal-based magnetic fields generated by inductive coupling-capable telephones. The FCC's "M" and "T" ratings indicate whether a handset can be expected to function well with a hearing aid and are generally marked clearly on the handset packaging. The "M" or "T" rating does not guarantee that the handset will function without distortion or noise, so BLAZE recommends that you test the handset before purchasing.

 

Levels of Functionality:

BLAZE wireless offers HAC-compatible handsets and devices in all major price categories, including low-cost ("C" level) (<$200), moderate-cost ("B" level") ($200-$300), and high-end/feature-rich ("A" level) (>$300). Costs generally correlate with the number of features, but, if through experience, BLAZE finds that a certain handset contains features that work well with hearing aids, such as volume control, it will be labeled accordingly with an "A" level for functionality. BLAZE's sales staff is trained to assist all existing and prospective customers looking for a HAC-compliant device/handset. HAC-compatible handsets and devices vary in their inherent "levels of functionality," but typically at least one (1) HAC-compliant handset/device with features and services typical of its price category can be found that meets each customer's price range.

Model FCC ID

HAC

Level 

Alcatel 875t RAD296 M3 & T4 C
Bullitt CAT B100 ZL5B100 M3 & T3

C

BLU Studio Mini YHLBLUSTMINILTE not rated

C

Alcatel M'Pop RAD356 M3 & T4

Alcatel OT-980 RAD130 M3

C

Motorola Moto G XT1045 IHDT56PG1 M3 & T3

 B

Samsung Galaxy SIII A3LSGHT999 M3

 A

Alcatel Scribe RAD330 M3 & T4

 A

Bullitt CAT B15 ZL5B15AWS M3 & T3

 A

Bullitt CAT S50 ZL5S50 M3 & T3

 A

Samsung Galaxy S5 A3LSMG900M M3 & T3 A

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