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Accessibility - Hearing Aid Compatibility
Hearing Aid Compatibility (HAC)
In the USA, the model handset rated HAC compliant was designed to comply with the requirements set forth in Section 20.19 of the Federal Communication Commission’s (FCC) rules governing hearing aid compatibility (HAC), for the reduction of radio frequency (RF) interference and magnetic coupling (T-coil) to hearing aids. The Microphone (M) rating and T-coil (T) rating is defined and labeled on the handset box.
Devices meeting HAC compliance must have a minimum M3 and/or T3 rating or above as defined by the FCC in accordance with the latest ANSI Standard C63.19. The M-Rating refers to lower RF emission levels of the handset. The T-Rating refers to the magnetic coupling between the handset and the T-coil compatible hearing aid.
Some hearing aids are also provided an M-Rating, and are more immune than others to interference. To determine the M-Rating of your hearing aid, please contact your hearing health professional.
For more information about HAC, please visit the CTIA’s AccessWireless.org site.
The Sony Mobile phones listed below are hearing aid compatible and have been tested and rated for use with hearing aids for some of the wireless technologies that it uses. However, there may be some newer wireless technologies used in this phone that have not been tested yet for use with hearing aids. It is important to try the different features of this phone thoroughly and in different locations, using your hearing aid or cochlear implant, to determine if you hear any interfering noise. Consult your service provider or the manufacturer of this phone for information on hearing aid compatibility. If you have questions about return or exchange policies, consult your service provider or phone retailer.