FCC Establishes Hearing Aid Compatibility Certification and Compliance Deadlines
On August 8, 2019, the FCC announced two deadlines for hearing aid compatibility (HAC) compliance.
- No later than September 3, 2019: Wireless service providers must post on their websites expanded information about their handsets’ HAC capabilities and retain records on the HAC capabilities of handsets that they no longer offer.
- No later than October 3, 2019: Wireless service providers must file their annual certifications of compliance with the FCC’s HAC requirements.
Links to Public Notice
For general information about HAC, please visit the FCC’s webpage: https://www.fcc.gov/hearing-aid-compatibility-and-volume-control. For more information about this specific proceeding, please contact Susannah Larson at Susannah.Larson@fcc.gov or 202.418.1883. Individuals who use videophones and are fluent in American Sign Language (ASL) can call the FCC’s ASL Consumer Support Line at 844.432.2275 (videophone). Individuals using a TTY can call the FCC’s TTY number at 888.835.5322.