Hearing Aid Compatibility

Hearing Aid Compatibility (HAC)

Mobile wireless service providers and device manufacturers are required to offer handsets that are compatible with (do not cause interference with) hearing aids and cochlear implants.

There are two handheld measurements used.
Acoustic coupling mode: from M1 to M4, with M4 being the best.
Inductive coupling mode: from T1 to T4, with T4 being the best.

The FCC considers mobile handsets to be hearing aid compatible if they are rated at least M3 for acoustic coupling and at least T3 for inductive coupling.

United encourages you to try, before you buy, and ask any one of our retail service representatives for assistance. It’s important for you to find the best match for your hearing aid. All United stores have hearing aid compatible handsets available to try. Below is a list of hearing aid compatible devices and their HAC ratings offered by United.

 Phone Model FCC ID Number HAC Rating Type of Phone
Apple iPhone 13 mini BCG-E3994A M3/T4 Smartphone
Apple iPhone 13 BCG-E3997A M3/T4 Smartphone
Apple iPhone 13 Pro BCG-E4000A M3/T4 Smartphone
Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max BCG-E4003A M3/T4 Smartphone
Apple iPhone 12 mini BCG-E3539A M3/T4 Smartphone
Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max BCG-E3548A M3/T4 Smartphone
Apple iPhone 12 BCG-E3542A M3/T4 Smartphone
Apple iPhone 12 Pro BCG-E3545A M3/T4 Smartphone
Apple iPhone 11 BCG-E3305A M3/T4 Smartphone
Apple iPhone SE BCG-E3500A M3/T4 Smartphone
Samsung Galaxy S10+ CPO A3LSMG973U M4/T3 Smartphone
Samsung Galaxy S20 A3LSMG981U M3/T3 Smartphone
Samsung Galaxy S20+ A3LSMG986U M4/T3 Smartphone
Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra A3LSMG988U M4/T3 Smartphone
Samsung Galaxy S20+ CPO A3LSMG981U M3/T3 Smartphone
Samsung Note 20 Ultra A3LSMG988U M3/T3 Smartphone
Samsung Galaxy S20FE A3LSMG781U M4/T3 Smartphone
Samsung Galaxy S21 A3LSMG991U M3/T3 Smartphone
Samsung Galaxy S21+ A3LSMG996U M3/T3 Smartphone
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra A3LSMG998U M3/T3 Smartphone
Samsung Galaxy S21 FE A3LSMG887N M3/T3 Smartphone
Samsung A32 A3LSMA326U M3/T3 Smartphone
Samsung A52 A3LSMA526U M3/T3 Smartphone
Samsung Galaxy Note9 A3LSMN960U M4/T3 Smartphone
Samsung Galaxy Z-Fold 3 5G A3ISMF926U M3/T3 Smartphone
Samsung Galaxy Z-Flip 3 5G A3LSMF711U M3/T3 Smartphone
Samsung Galaxy A03s ZCASMA037U M3/T3
Samsung A13
A3LSMA135U M3/T3
Samsung Galaxy A53 5G A3LSMA536U M3/T3
Samsung Galaxy S22 A3LSMS901U M3/T3
Samsung Galaxy S22+
A3LSMS906U M3/T3
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra A3LSMS908U M3/T3

Find Accessible Devices by visiting the Accessibility Reporting Initiative (“GARI”)

FCC Wireless Hearing and Compatibility Rules

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Last updated 9/12/2022