HAC - Hearing Aid Compatible

ekit.com provides compatible wireless devices for our hearing aid dependent customers in the United States.

About HAC

To improve user experience for our hearing aid dependent customers, we work with handset vendors and follow the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) guidelines in providing HAC wireless devices according to the Hearing Aid Compatibility Act of 1988 ("HAC Act").

HAC devices are rated in two categories, the "M" and "T" rating. These ratings range from 1 to 4, and the higher the rating number the more compatible the device is with a wider range of hearing aids.

The "M" rating refers to radio-frequency emission levels of the wireless device. This rating means that the wireless device is intended to be used with hearing aids in microphone mode.

The "T" rating grades the telecoil coupling ability of the wireless device and means that the wireless device is intended to be used with hearing aids in telecoil mode. Newer hearing aids automatically select telecoil mode when used with a cell phone, some older models are manually switched to the "telecoil" position. The telecoil built into the hearing aid converts magnetic fields generated by the cell phone into sounds.

For more information please visit www.accesswireless.org.

Compatible Cell Phones

Handset FCC ID Rating
verykool R23 WA6R23 M3/T3
Alcatel OT-880 RAD126 M3
verykool R25 WA6R25 M3/T3
verykool R623 WA6R623 M3/T3
verykool S758 WA6S758 M3/T3
Motorola Atrix IHDP56LS1 M3/T3
LG Nexus 4 ZNFE960 M3
verykool RS90 WA6RS90 M3/T3
verykool R620 WA6R620 M3/T3
Apple iPhone 5C BCG-E2644A M3/T3
Apple iPhone 5S BCG-E2642A M3/T3

User activation of a special mode is necessary to meet the hearing aid compatibility standard (M3/M4) for these handsets. Activating this special mode may result in a reduction of coverage. Please see each handset's device manual or product details for further information