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Hearing Aid Compatibility Petition Withdrawn by Hand Held Products

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Released: May 30, 2012
Federal Communications Commission
DA 12-843

Before the

Federal Communications Commission

Washington, D.C. 20554

In the Matter of

Section 68.4(a) of the Commission’s Rules
WT Docket No. 01-309
Governing Hearing Aid-Compatible Telephones

Hand Held Products, Inc. Request for A
Determination Regarding Application of the
Commission’s Rules Governing Hearing Aid-
Compatible Telephones


Adopted: May 30, 2012

Released: May 30, 2012

By the Deputy Chief, Spectrum & Competition Policy Division, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau:
On April 28, 2006, Hand Held Products, Inc. (HHP) filed a petition seeking a
determination that the hearing aid compatibility obligations in Part 20 of the Commission’s rules do not
apply to HHP’s mobile computing devices.1 On January 18, 2007, the Wireless Telecommunications
Bureau released a Public Notice requesting comment on HHP’s Petition.2 On May 25, 2012, HHP filed a
request to withdraw the Petition as moot.3 We grant HHP’s request to withdraw its Petition.
Accordingly, IT IS ORDERED, pursuant to sections 4(i)-(j) of the Communications Act
of 1934, as amended, 47 U.S.C. §§ 154(i)-(j), and pursuant to the authority delegated under sections 0.131
and 0.331 of the Commission’s Rules, 47 C.F.R. §§ 0.131, 0.331, that HHP’s request to withdraw the
Petition IS GRANTED.
Jeffrey S. Steinberg
Deputy Chief, Spectrum & Competition Policy Division
Wireless Telecommunications Bureau

1 See generally Letter from Smith and Mendelson, Counsel for Hand Held Products, Inc., to Marlene H. Dortch,
Secretary, FCC, WT Docket No. 01-309, filed Apr. 28, 2006 (Petition).
2 See Wireless Telecommunications Bureau Seeks Comment on Request Filed by Hand Held Products in Hearing
Aid Compatibility Docket, WT Docket No. 01-309, Public Notice, 22 FCC Rcd 541 (2007).
3 Request to Withdraw, WT Docket Nos. 01-309 & 07-250, filed May 25, 2012.

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