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Hearing Aid Compatibility


Some people who use hearing aid devices may find it a challenge to use a wireless phone. Advocates in the wireless industry and consumer groups have been working for years to develop standards and solutions to reduce difficulties that the hard-of-hearing can face. In addition, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has set requirements for wireless carriers and wireless device manufacturers. There are now a large number of hearing-aid compatible (HAC) devices available. 


Device Compatibility Ratings


Each device is tested for hearing aid compatibility under one of two standards: the 2011 ANSI Standard, or the newer 2019 ANSI Standard.  Here is how to understand each:


The 2011 ANSI Standard:

Because the 2019 ANSI Standard is so new, most currently available devices were certified under the 2011 ANSI Standard. Under the 2011 ANSI Standard, there are two different ratings to consider when picking a hearing aid compatible device: the M and T ratings.

  1. M-Ratings measure reduced hearing aid device interference.
    • Some people with a hearing aid device experience a buzzing or whining noise when using a wireless phone.
    • Phones with an M-Rating of M3 or M4 meet FCC requirements and are less likely to generate interference with hearing devices than phones that are not labeled. M4 is the better/higher of the two ratings.
    • Hearing devices may also be measured for immunity to certain types of interference. Your hearing device manufacturer or hearing health professional can help you find immunity results for your hearing device. The more immune your hearing aid is to this interference, the less likely you will be to experience interference from mobile phones or sources such as computer monitors or fluorescent lighting.
  1. T-Ratings measure compatibility with hearing aids that have telecoils.
    • A telecoil is a small device built into some hearing aids for use with the telephone as well as assistive listening devices.  Not all hearing aids have telecoils. The T-Rating measures the device’s effectiveness with a telecoil. 
    • Phones with a T-Rating of T3 or T4 meet FCC requirements and are more likely to work well for people who use hearing aids with telecoils. T4 is the better/higher of the two ratings.

If a phone has an M-Rating of 3 or 4, and a T-Rating of 3 or 4, then it is hearing aid compatible. 


The 2019 ANSI Standard:


If a device is certified as passing under the newer 2019 ANSI Standard, it will be labeled “Hearing Aid Compatible” or “HAC.”  The 2019 ANSI Standard also includes volume controls for using the handset with or without a hearing aid. 

Compatible phones


The following tables provide information about phones currently offered, or recently offered, by Boost Mobile. Boost Mobile is continuously updating its inventory of phones, so a phone listed below may be unavailable when you seek to find it for purchase. Phones unavailable for purchase will not be available for testing.  


2011 ANSI Standard: The following phones are certified under the 2011 ANSI Standard.  


Phone Model FCCID M Rating T Rating Operating System / Functionality
Celero5G (2nd Gen) DSH98123 2APXW-CELERO5G 3 3 Android
Celero5G+ DSH88501 2APXW-CELERO5GPLUS 3 3 Android
iPhone SE (3rd Gen) A2595 BCG-E4082A 3 4 iOS
iPhone 8 A1863 BCG-E3159A 3 4 iOS
iPhone 11 A2111 BCG-E3309A 3 4 iOS
iPhone 11 Pro A2160 BCG-E3305A 3 4 iOS
iPhone 12 A2172 BCG-E3542A 3 4 IOS
iPhone 13 A2482 BCG-E3997A 3 4 iOS
iPhone 13 mini A2481 BCG-E3994A 3 4 iOS
iPhone 13 Pro A2483 BCG-E4000A 3 4 iOS
iPhone 13 Pro Max A2484 BCG-E4003A 3 4 iOS
iPhone 14 A2649 BCG-E8138A 3 4 iOS
iPhone 14 Plus A2632 BCG-E8139A 3 4 iOS
iPhone 14 Pro A2650 BCG-E8140A 3 4 iOS
iPhone 14 Pro Max A2651 BCG-E8141A 3 4 iOS
Motorola Edge+ - 2022 XT2201-3 IHDT56AB2 3 3 Android
Motorola Edge+ - 2023 XT2301-1 IHDT56AH1 3 4 Android
Samsung Galaxy S23 SM-S911U A3LSMS911U 3 3 Android
Samsung Z Fold3 5G SM-F926U1 A3LSMF926U 3 3 Android
Samsung Galaxy A25 5G SM-A256U A3LSMA256U 3 3 Android
Celero 5G 2024 U653DS XD6U653DS 3 3 Android
Celero5G+ 2024 U695DS XD6U695DS 3 3 Android
Motorola Razr XT2323-2 IHDT56AL9 3 3 Android
iPhone 15 A2846 BCG-E8427A 3 4 iOS
iPhone 15 Plus A2847 BCG-E8431A 3 4 iOS
iPhone 15 Pro A2848 BCG-E8435A 3 4 iOS
iPhone 15 Pro Max A2849 BCG-E8439A 3 4 iOS
iPhone 12 mini A2176 BCG-E3539A 3 4 iOS
Moto G 5G 2023 XT2313-6 IHDT56AJ8 3 3 Android
Moto G Stylus 5G 2023 XT2315-1  IHDT56AL2 3 3 Android
Moto G Play 2023 XT2271-5 IHDT56ZP5 3 3 Android

2019 ANSI Standard: The following phones are certified under the 2019 ANSI Standard.  

Phone Model FCCID Hearing Aid Compatible Operating System / Functionality
Samsung Galaxy A15 5G SM-A156U A3LSMA156U Pass Android
Samsung Galaxy S24 SM-S921U A3LSMS921U Pass Android
Samsung Galaxy S24+ SM-S926U A3LSMS926U Pass Android
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra SM-S928U A3LSMS928U Pass Android

(last updated January 25, 2024)

Boost Mobile does not offer any non-hearing aid-compatible models.

Additional information regarding hearing aid compatibility

Global Accessibility Reporting Initiative: Visit GARI for in-depth Accessibility information on each device Boost Mobile sells.

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