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Some people who use hearing aid devices may have trouble when using a wireless phone. The wireless industry and consumer groups representing the hard of hearing have been working for years to study this matter and develop standards and solutions to reduce the likelihood of such difficulties. In addition, the Federal Communications Commission has set forth requirements for wireless carriers and wireless device manufacturers. Much progress has been made and there are now a large number of hearing aid compatible (HAC) devices available.

The following phones are hearing aid compatible:

(Last Updated: June 16, 2021

Phone Model FCCID M Rating T Rating Operating System/Functionality
Coolpad Legacy 3312A R38YL3312A 4 4 Android
Coolpad Legacy SR 3705AS R38YLCP3705AS 4 4 Android
Coolpad Legacy SR 3648A R38YLCP3648A 4 4 Android
Coolpad Belleza 3648AT R38YLCP3848A 4 4 Android
Coolpad Legacy Brisa R38YLCP3321AT 3 4 Android
Coolpad Stream 3706AS R38YLCP3706AS 4 4 Android
iPhone 6s R38YLCP337AS 3 4 iOS
iPhone 6s Plus A1688 BCG-E2946A 3 4 iOS
iPhone 7 A 1524 BCG-E2817A 3 4 iOS
iPhone 7 A1778 BCG-E3091A 3 4 iOS
iPhone 7 Plus A1660 BCG-E3085A 3 4 iOS
iPhone 7 Plus A1661 BCG-E3087A 3 4 iOS
iPhone 8 A1784 BCG-E3092A 3 4 iOS
iPhone 8 A1863 BCG-E3159A 3 4 iOS
iPhone 8 Plus A1905 BCG-E3172A 3 4 iOS
iPhone 8 Plus A1864 BCG-E3160A 3 4 iOS
iPhone X A1897 BCG-E3174A 3 4 iOS
iPhone X BCG-E3161A 3 4 iOS
iPhone X BCG-E3175A 3 4 iOS
iPhone XR BCG-E3176A 3 4 iOS
iPhone XR A1984 BCG-E3220A 3 4 iOS
iPhone XR BCG-E3237A 3 4 iOS
iPhone XS Max BCG-E3238A 3 4 iOS
iPhone 11 Pro BCG-E3218A 3 4 iOS
iPhone 11 Pro Max BCG-E3305A 3 4 iOS
iPhone 11 BCG-E3306A 3 4 iOS
iPhone 12 BCG-E3309A 3 4 iOS
iPhone 12 Pro A2172 BCG-E3542A 3 4 iOS
iPhone 12 Mini A2160 BCG-E3545A 3 4 iOS
iPhone 12 Max A2176 BCG-E3539A 3 4 iOS
iPhone SE A2161 BCG-E3548A 3 4 iOS
iPhone SE A2275 BCG-E3500A 3 4 iOS
LG Tribute Royal BCG-E3501A 3 4 Android
LG K51 LGX320ABB ZNFX320PM 3 3 Android
LG K22 ZNFL555DL 3 3 Android
Moto g Fast ZNFK200QM 3 3 Android
Moto e6 MOXT20453ANB IHDT56YK3 3 3 Android
Moto g7 Play MOTXT2005ADB IHDT56YA2 3 3 Android
Moto g play MOT1952BDB IHDT56XR2 3 3 Android
Moto g stylus IHDT56ZD4 3 3 Android
Moto g power IHDT56ZG1 3 3 Android
Samsung Galaxy A10e IHDT56ZH1 3 3 Android
Samsung A21 SM-A102U A3lSMA102U 3 3 Android
Samsung A51 SM-A215U ZCASMA215U 4 3 Android
Samsung GS20 5G A3LSMA515U 3 3 Android
Samsung GS20 FE SM-G981U1 A3LSMG981U 4 3 Android
Samsung A32 5G A3LSMG781U 4 3 Android
Samsung Galaxy GS21 A3LSMA326U 3 3 Android
Samsung A02s A3LSMG991U 3 3 Android
Samsung Galaxy A12 ZCASMA025U 3 3 Android
Wiko Ride 2 XD6U520AS 4 4 Android
Wiko Ride 3 XD6U614AS 3 4 Android

Boost Mobile customers can find HAC phones by looking on the "fact tag" displays at retail stores. The fact tag will contain a statement such as "Rated for Hearing Aids: M4/T4."

There are two different ratings to consider when picking a hearing aid compatible device:

M-Ratings: reduced hearing aid device interference

Some people with a hearing aid device experience a buzzing or whining noise when using a wireless phone. This noise is caused when the electronics within the hearing aid device pick up and demodulate radio frequency (RF) and/or electromagnetic interference (EMI) emitted by the 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 this type of interference. Your hearing device manufacturer or hearing health professional can help you find results for your hearing device. The more immune your hearing aid is, the less likely you are to experience interference from mobile phones and other sources of RF/EMI such as computer monitors and fluorescent lighting.

T-Ratings and compatibility with hearing aids with 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.

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.

Try before you buy

Because individual experiences may vary significantly, Boost recommends customers try several hearing-aid compatible phones at Boost-owned and operated stores to determine which phones will work best.

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Additional information regarding hearing aid compatibility

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

FCC Information On Hearing Aid Compatibility For Wireless Phones

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