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Hearing Aid Compatibility Review Comment Period Extended

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Released: November 27, 2012

PUBLIC NOTICE

Federal Communications Commission

News Media Information 202 / 418-0500

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DA 12-1898
November 27, 2012

COMMENT DEADLINE EXTENDED FOR PUBLIC NOTICE SEEKING

UPDATED INFORMATION AND COMMENT ON REVIEW OF

HEARING AID COMPATIBILITY REGULATIONS

WT Docket No. 10-254

Extended Comment Date: January 7, 2013

On November 1, 2012, the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau released a Public Notice in
which we sought updated comment in our ongoing review of the wireless hearing aid compatibility rules.1
The Public Notice set the deadline for filing comments at 30 days after its publication in the Federal
Register, which occurred on November 26, 2012.2 Accordingly, the deadline for filing comments was set
at December 26, 2012.3
On our own motion, we grant an extension of time within which to file comments.4 Given the
proximity of the filing deadline to a federal holiday, as well as our desire to encourage thoughtful
consideration of the important issues raised in this proceeding, we believe that a grant of additional time
within which to file comments will help to facilitate careful and deliberate consideration of these matters.
Therefore, we grant to all parties an extension of the comment filing deadline until January 7, 2013.
Wireless Telecommunications Bureau contact: Jennifer Flynn at (202) 418-0612 or by email:
Jennifer.Flynn@fcc.gov.
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1 Updated Information and Comment Sought on Review of Hearing Aid Compatibility Regulations, Public Notice,
WT Docket No. 10-254, DA 12-1745 (rel. Nov. 1, 2012) (Public Notice).
2 See 77 Fed. Reg. 70407 (Nov. 26, 2012).
3 Id.
4 We note that requests for extensions of time are not routinely granted. 47 C.F.R. ยง 1.46(a).

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