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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 Name Functionality HAC Rating
Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max SmartPhone M3T4
Apple iPhone 11 Pro SmartPhone M3T4
Apple iPhone 11 SmartPhone M3T4
Apple iPhone Xr SmartPhone M3T4
CAT CAT S40 SmartPhone M3T3
Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ SmartPhone M4T3
Samsung Galaxy S10+ SmartPhone M4T3
Samsung Galaxy S10 SmartPhone M4T3
Samsung Galaxy S10e SmartPhone M4T3
Samsung Galaxy S9 SmartPhone M4T3
Samsung Galaxy A20 SmartPhone M3T4
Samsung Galaxy A10e SmartPhone M3T4
Samsung Galaxy S7 SmartPhone M4T3

List updated 1/14/2020