HLAA Supports Volume Control Standards for Wireline and Wireless Phones

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HLAA Supports Volume Control Standards for Wireline and Wireless Phones

Tue, 03/08/2016

HLAA, Telecommunications for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (TDI), the National Association of the Deaf (NAD), and the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Technology Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center (RERC) joined in comments supporting the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) proposed modifications to the wireline handset rules to incorporate the standard developed by the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA). Incorporating this standard will make it easier for consumers with hearing loss to compare handsets and to select telephones with volume control sufficient to meet their communication needs. In these comments, we supported the adoption of a wireless volume control standard. Ways to include consumers and consumer organizations in the standards-making process were also discussed.

Read HLAA's comments, filed with the FCC on February 26, 2016.