Hearing Aid Compatible Phones

Viya offers a number of phones with special features, some of which allow for those with disabilities to easily use certain devices. In our commitment to provide all our customers with devices that meet specific needs, we offer a variety of devices with different features to help you match the one that is best for you. Some features that our devices may include are aid with Visual, Hearing/Speech, Cognitive, and/or Physical impairment.

Hearing-Aid Compatibility (HAC)
The wireless telephone industry has developed a rating system for wireless phones to help hearing device users find phones that may be compatible with their hearing devices.

The ratings are not guarantees. Results vary depending on the user’s hearing device and hearing loss. If your hearing device is vulnerable to interference, you may not be able to use a rated phone successfully. Trying out the phone with your hearing device is the best way to evaluate it for your personal needs.

M-Ratings: Phones rated M3 or M4 meet FCC requirements and are likely to generate less interference to hearing devices than phones. M4 is the better/higher of the two ratings.

T-Ratings: Phones rated T3 or T4 meet FCC requirements and are likely to be more usable with a hearing devices telecoil than unrated phones. T4 is the better/higher of the two ratings. (Note that not all hearing devices have telecoils in them.)

Viya offers a range of devices that meet these standards including the following:

MAKE MODEL TYPE HAC Rating
BlackBerry Passport SmartPhone M4
Alcatel 6016A SmartPhone M4
Nokia E5-00 High End WAP M3T4
Apple iPhone 6 SmartPhone M3T4
Alcatel 385JA Low End WAP M3T4
BlackBerry 9300 SmartPhone M3T4
BlackBerry 9700 SmartPhone M3T3
BlackBerry 9780 SmartPhone M3T3
BlackBerry 9800 SmartPhone M3T3
BlackBerry 9360 SmartPhone M3T3
BlackBerry 9860 SmartPhone M3T3
BlackBerry 9810 SmartPhone M3T3
BlackBerry 9900 SmartPhone M3T3
Motorola RAZR SmartPhone M3T3
CAT S40 SmartPhone M3T3
BlackBerry 9380 SmartPhone M3
BlackBerry Z10 SmartPhone M3
BlackBerry 9100 SmartPhone M3
Alcatel 7047A SmartPhone M3
Samsung I637 High End WAP M3
Motorola QA1 Low End WAP M3
Motorola G4 SmartPhone M3
HTC Incredible SmartPhone M4T4
LG K8 SmartPhone M3T4
Samsung Galaxy S5 SmartPhone M3T3
Samsung Galaxy S6 SmartPhone M4T3
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge SmartPhone M4T3
UMX MXC-628 Low End WAP M3T3

List updated 8/10/2017