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Publication Number: 285076 Rule Parts:  Publication Date: 09/13/2017
Keyword: 20.19, Hearing Aid Compatibilty, HAC

First Category: Licensed Service Rules and Procedures
Second Category: HAC Hearing Aid Compatibility (lic)

Question:   What are the equipment authorization requirements for hearing aid compatibility of mobile handsets?


The following documents provide guidance on the equipment authorization of RF devices subject to the Hearing Aid Compatibility (HAC) rules:

  • 285076 D01 HAC Guidance v05 provides equipment authorization guidance for mobile handsets subject to the requirements of Section 20.19 for hearing aid compatibility.
  • 285076 D02 T-Coil testing for CMRS IP v02provides guidance for T-Coil tests for voice-over-IP (e.g., LTE and Wi-Fi) CMRS based Telephone Services.
  • 285076 D03 HAC FAQ v01 provides answers to a number of Frequently Asked Questions.
Attachment List:

285076 D01 HAC Guidance v05
285076 D02 T-Coil Testing v03
285076 D03 HAC FAQ v01


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