FCC Finalizes Hearing Aid Compatibility
Jun 9, 2005, 1:48 PM by (staff)
The FCC today approved a deal between CTIA members and proponents for the hearing impaired for hearing aid compatibility. The deal requires the five Tier 1 carriers (nation-wide carriers) to have 4 compatible phones or at least 25% of the total available handsets available to the hearing impaired by September 16 of this year. By September of next year, the carriers need to add at least one more digital handset to their lineup, for a total of 5 (or 25%) available hearing aid compatible models.