FCC Establishes Hearing Aid Compatibility Certification and Compliance Deadlines

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-septe...

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.