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On August 8, 2019, the FCC announces 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:
URL: https://www.fcc.gov/document/hac-certification-filing-window-opens-september-3-2019-and-new-rules
Word: https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-19-759A1.doc
PDF: https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-19-759A1.pdf
Text: https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-19-759A1.txt

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) may call the FCC’s ASL Consumer Support Line at (844) 432-2275 (videophone).  Individuals using a text teletypewriter (TTY) may call the FCC’s TTY number at (888) 835-5322.

Updated: 
Friday, September 6, 2019