Hearing-Impaired Wireless Phones

Phones that will work with your hearing aid.

We offer several handsets at different price levels that have been tested and rated for use with hearing aids:

List of Hearing Aid Compatible Phones Updated 2-4-2019

Level A: $250+

  • LG V40 Thin O Black w/Free Liquid Glass FCC ID: ZNFV405US; ZNFV405EBW M4/T3 (mostly tele-coil compatible)
  • Samsung Galaxy S10 G97 128GB FCC ID: A3LSMG973U; A3LSMG9730 M4T3 (mostly tele-coil compatible
  • Samsung Galaxy S10+G975 128GB FCC ID: A3LSMG975U; A3LSMG975F M4/T3 (mostly tele-coil compatible) 
  • Samsung Galaxy S10E G970 128GB FCC ID: A3LSmG970U; A3LSMG970F M3/T3 (mostly tele-coil compatible)
  • Google Pixl 3 64GB FCC ID: A4RG013A M3/T3 (mostly tele-coil compatible)
  • Google Pixl 3 XL 64GB FCC ID: A4RG013C M3/T3 (mostly tele-coil compatible)
  • Kyocera DuraForce Pro E6810 32GB FCC ID: V65E6820; V65E6810; V65E6830 M4/T3(mostly tele-coil compatible)
  • LG V20 Titanium M4/T3 (mostly tele-coil compatible)
  • Motorola XT1650M Moto Z Force 32GB FCC ID: IHDT56VBX M3/T4 (very tele-coil compatible)
  • Samsung G960 Galaxy S9 FCC ID: A3LSMG960U; A3LSMG960F; A3LSMG960KOR; A3LSMG960O M4/T3 (mostly tele-coil compatible)
  • Samsung G965 Galaxy S9+ FCC ID: A3LSMG965U; A3LSMG965F; 3LSMG965KOR; A3LSMG9650; M4/T3 (mostly tele-coil compatible)
  • Samsung N960 Note 9 128GB FCC ID: A3LSMN960U; A3LSMN960FM4/T3(mostly tele-coil compatible)
  • iPhone 7 32GB FCC ID: BCG-E3091A; BCG-E3085A M3, T4 (very tele-coil compatible)
  • iPhone 8 256GB FCC ID: BCG-E3159A; BCG-E3172A M3/T4 (very tele-coil compatible)
  • iPhone 8 64GB FCC ID: BCG-E3159A; BCG-E3172A M3/T4 (very tele-coil compatible)
  • iPhone 8 Plus FCC ID: BCG-E3160A; BCG-E3174A M3/T4 (very tele-coil compatible)
  • iPhone XR 64GB FCC ID; BCG-E3220A; BCG-E3237A; BCG-E3238A M3/T4 (very tele-coil compatible)
  • iPhone XS 256GB FCC ID: BCG-E3218A M3/T4 (very tele-coil compatible)
  • iPhone XS 64GB FCC ID: BCG-E3218A M3/T4 (very tele-coil compatible)
  • iPhone XS Max 256GB FCC ID: BCG-E3219A M3/T4 (very tele-coil compatible)
  • iPhone XS Max 64GB FCC ID: BCG-E3219A M3/T4 (very tele-coil compatible)
  • Kyocera S2720 Cadence CPO M4/T4 (very tele-coil compatible)

Level B: $100-250

  • Kyocera E4610 Dura XV LTE M3/T4 (very tele-coil compatible)
  • LG VN220 Exalt LTE FCC ID: ZNFVN220M3/T4
  • Motorola XT1768 Moto E4 16GB FCC ID: IHDT56WC1; IHDT56WC2; IHDT56WC3
  • Motorola XT1922 – G6 FCC ID: IHDT56ZD1; IHDT56ZD5; IHDT56ZD6; IHDT56ZD4
  • Samsung Galaxy J3 FCC ID: A3LSMJ337A; A3LSMJ337T; A3LSMJ337V; A3LSMJ337P M3/T4 (very tele-coil compatible)
  • Samsung Galaxy J7 FCC ID: A3LSMJ727V; A3LSMJ727P; A3LSMJ727A; A3LSMJ727T M3/T3 (mostly tele-coil compatible)

Level C: $100 and less

  • ZTE Z233VWS Full Load 

For additional information regarding HAC or non HAC devices please visit http://gari.info.

To reach the FCC HAC webpage https://www.fcc.gov/hearing-aid-compatibility-wireless-telephones


Testing is important.

These handsets have been tested and rated for use with hearing aids for some of the wireless technologies that they use.  However, there may be some newer wireless technologies used in these phones that have not been tested yet for use with hearing aids.  It is important to try the different features of these phones 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 the handset for information on hearing aid compatibility.  If you have questions about return or exchange policies, consult your service provider or phone retailer.


Explanation of HAC and Rating System

Hearing Aid Compatibility (HAC) for wireless devices.

Hearing aids do not always function well with wireless handsets. Hearing aids operate by using a microphone to pick up sound waves, converting the sound waves into electrical signals to be amplified. Distortion or amplification of unwanted sound (noise) often occurs.

The FCC's hearing aid compatibility requirements address hearing aids that operate in either of two modes - acoustic coupling ("M" rating) or inductive coupling ("T" rating).

Hearing aids operating in acoustic coupling mode receive through a microphone and then amplify all sounds surrounding the user, including both desired sounds, such as a telephone's audio signal, and unwanted ambient noise.

Hearing aids operating in inductive coupling mode turn off the microphone to avoid amplifying unwanted ambient noise, instead using a tele-coil to receive only audio signal-based magnetic fields generated by inductive coupling-capable telephones.

The FCC's "M" and "T" ratings indicate whether a handset can be expected to function well with a hearing aid and are generally marked clearly on the handset packaging. The "M" or "T" rating does not guarantee that the handset will function without distortion or noise, so Venture Communications recommends that you test the handset before purchasing.

Levels of functionality.

Venture Communications offers HAC-Compatible handsets and devices in all major price categories, including low-cost ("C" level) (<$100), moderate-cost ("B" level) ($100-$250), and high-end/feature-rich ("A" level) (>$250). Costs generally correlate with the number of features, but, if through experience, Venture Communications finds that a certain handset contains features that work well with hearing aids, such as volume control, it will be labeled accordingly with an "A" level for functionality.

Venture Communications’ sales staff is trained to assist all existing and prospective customers looking for a HAC-compliant device/handset. HAC-compatible handsets and devices vary in their inherent "levels of functionality," but typically at least one (1) HAC-compliant handset/device with features and services typical of its price category can be found that meets each customer's price range.

For more information or if you have questions please contact us at 852-2224 or email at venture@venturecomm.net.