Special about Hearing Aid Compatibility (HAC)
Issued by: Teleconformity
Number: TCMY-004
Publication date: 2010-10-12
Author: CEO
Find below a summary of HAC publications.

In Europe, Australia and other parts of the world, EN 60118-13 is mostly applied.

For the US, initial regulation was incorporated in the Hearing Aid Compatibility At of 1988, with cellphones excempted. Nowadays, the FCC aims to have a certain number of cellphones available on the market to be HAC compliant with ANSI C63.19, where M3/4 and T3/4 are the specified ratings, indicating the level of compatibility with hearing aid devices.

Related information published by the authorities:

FCC Presentation: HAC - August 2010 Second Report and Order (October 2010)
FCC Presentation: Update on HAC (October 2010)
FCC Presentation regarding the developments on HAC (October 2009)
FCC KDB guidance for mobile handset HAC equipment authorization (June 2009)
FCC Presentation on equipment authorization Guidance for HAC (October 2008)
FCC Information to the Public on HAC for Wireless Telephones
FCC Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) regarding HAC and Volume Control
FCC HAC Status and Reporting Webpage, including recent news releases (!)


HearingLoop, a nonprofit informational website, USA
EHIMA, Hearing Instrument Manufacturers Association, Europe

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