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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:

Phone Model FCCID M Rating T Rating
Coolpad Snap 3312A R38YL3312A 4 4
Coolpad Legacy 3705AS R38YLCP3705AS 4 4
Coolpad Legacy SR 3648A R38YLCP3648A 4 4
Coolpad Legacy SR 3648AT R38YLCP3848A 4 4
Coolpad Legacy Brisa 3706AS R38YLCP3706AS 4 4
iPhone 6s BCG-E2946A 3 4
iPhone 6s Plus BCG-E2817A 3 4
iPhone 7 BCG - E3091A 3 4
iPhone 7 BCG - E3085A 3 4
iPhone 7 Plus BCG-E3087A 3 4
iPhone 7 Plus BCG-E3092A 3 4
iPhone 8 BCG - E3159A 3 4
iPhone 8 BCG - E3172A 3 4
iPhone 8 Plus BCG - E3160A 3 4
iPhone 8 Plus BCG-E3174A 3 4
iPhone X BCG-E3174A 3 4
iPhone X BCG - E3175A 3 4
iPhone X BCG - E3176A 3 4
iPhone XR BCG - E3220A 3 4
iPhone XR BCG - E3237A 3 4
iPhone XR BCG - E3238A 3 4
iPhone XS Max BCG-E3218A 3 4
iPhone 11 Pro BCG-E3305A 3 4
iPhone 11 Pro Max BCG - E3306A 3 4
iPhone 11 BCG- E3309A 3 4
iPhone SE BCG - E3500A 3 4
iPhone SE BCG-E3501A 3 4
LG Tribute Royal ZNFX320PM 3 3
LG Tribute Monarch ZNFK300AM 3 3
LG Stylo 6 ZNFQ730VM 4 3
LG K51 ZNFL555DL 3 3
LG K51 ZNFL555DL 3 3
Moto e MOT20526ANB IHDT56YQ2 3 3
Moto g Fast MOXT20453ANB IHDT56YK3 3 3
Moto e6 MOTXT2005ADB IHDT56YA2 3 3
Moto g7 Play MOT1952BDB IHDT56XR2 3 3
Moto g7 MOT1952ABB IHDT56XR2 3 3
Samsung Galaxy A10e SM-A102U A3lSMA102U 3 3
Samsung A11 SM-A115U ZCASMA115U 4 3
Samsung A20 SM-A205U A3LSMA205U 3 3
Samsung A21 SM-A215U ZCASMA215U 4 3
Samsung GS20 5G SM-G981U1 A3LSMG981U 4 3

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 Sprint sells.

FCC Information On Hearing Aid Compatibility For Wireless Phones

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