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New Hearing Aid Compatibility Standards

July 17, 2012 – The FCC published in the Federal Register the final rule Hearing Aid Compatibility Technical Standard, adopting the 2011 American National Standards Institute (ANSI) standard for measuring the hearing aid comparability of wireless phones.  HAC ensures that consumers have access to wireless communication services without experiencing interference from radio frequencies or other technical sources.

FCC Issues Notice of Apparent Liability of Forfeiture to T-Mobile

04.18.12 – The FCC issued a Notice of Apparent Liability For Forfeiture proposing a forfeiture of $819,000 against T-Mobile for violating the FCC’s rules for hearing aid compatible mobile handsets [47 CFR §20.19 (c)(2)(d)(2)].

FCC Proposes Rules for Hearing Aid Compatibility with Wireless Phones

04.09.2012 – The FCC issued a Third Report and Order (R&O) “In the Matter of Amendment of the Commission’s Rules Governing Hearing Aid-Compatible Mobile Handsets” [WT Docket No. 07-250] revising the Commission’s rules on hearing aid compatibility (HAC) technical standards.

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