Accessibility & Hearing Aid Compatibility

UScellular® is committed to offering the latest technology to its customers with disabilities and providing accessible services and device options. We understand that your phone is a lifeline to your friends and family, and if you utilize a hearing aid, you need the most compatible device possible. So we offer numerous phones that meet your specific needs in addition to this page to help answer any of your questions. If you have any additional questions, please visit a store near you or call 800-455-8058.

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Background

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has wireless handset hearing aid compatibility requirements. These requirements deal with handset operations near hearing aids which operate in either acoustic coupling or inductive coupling mode.

Hearing aids operating in acoustic coupling mode receive and amplify all signals, such as a telephone audio signal, as well as unwanted ambient noise. Hearing aids operating in inductive coupling mode avoid amplifying unwanted ambient noise by turning off the microphone and using a telecoil to receive only audio signal based magnetic fields generated by telecoil compatible telephones.

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has established technical standards to measure wireless phone handsets for "compatibility" with acoustic and inductive hearing aids and these standards have been adopted by the FCC. The standards establish Hearing Aid Compatibility (HAC) by requiring manufacturers achieve certain technical benchmarks and disclosing important volume control information on each handset’s conversational gain (with or without hearing aids) to allow consumers to determine if a handset meets their needs.

ANSI standards define an "M" rating measures compatibility with acoustic hearing aids while a "T" rating measures compatibility with induction hearing aids. So the higher the number (e.g., M3, M4 etc.) the more compatible the handset. Generally, handsets rated "M3" or "T3" by ANSI or better are considered compliant with FCC requirements.

Acoustic Hearing Aids

  • M3-rating indicates the handset has satisfied the ANSI standard
  • M4-rating indicates the handset has exceeded the ANSI standard

Induction Hearing Aids

  • T3-rating indicates the handset has satisfied the ANSI standard
  • T4-rating indicates the handset has exceeded the ANSI standard

List of Hearing Aid-Compatible Phone Models

Below is a list of UScellular devices and their hearing aid compatibility (HAC) rating

To assist our customers in understanding each device's hearing aid compatibility, UScellular provides the following updated List of Hearing Aid-Compatible Phone Models (or ‘List’). This List includes the ANSI standard applied for each device. Devices with an M/T rating, such as M3/T4, adhere to the 2011 ANSI standard. Models indicating conversational gain are certified under the 2019 ANSI standard. Devices are removed from our List 24 months after they are no longer offered by UScellular. For further details on features and specifications, customers can explore individual devices.

Our List was last updated on March 18th, 2024.

ANS
Device Model FCC ID HAC Rating
ANS F30 F30US 2ALZM-F30 M4/T4
Apple
For information on iPhone® accessibility features, visit: apple.com/accessibility
Device Model FCC ID HAC Rating
Apple® iPhone® 15 A2846 BCG-E8427A M3/T4
Apple® iPhone® 15 Plus A2847 BCG-E8431A M3/T4
Apple® iPhone® 15 Pro A2848 BCG-E8435A M3/T4
Apple® iPhone® 15 Pro Max A2849 BCG-E8439A M3/T4
Apple® iPhone® 14 A2649 BCG-E8138A M3/T4
Apple® iPhone® 14 Plus A2632 BCG-E8139A M3/T4
Apple® iPhone® 14 Pro A2650 BCG-E8140A M3/T4
Apple® iPhone® 14 Pro Max A2651 BCG-E8141A M3/T4
Google
For information on accessibility in Google products, visit: about.google/belonging/disability-inclusion/product-accessibility
Device Model FCC ID HAC Rating
Google Pixel Fold G9FPL A4RG9FPL M3/T4
Google Pixel 8 Pro G1MNW A4RG1MNW M3/T4
Google Pixel 8 G9BQD A4RG9BQD M3/T4
Google Pixel 7 Pro GE2AE A4RGE2AE M3/T4
Google Pixel 7 GVU6C A4RGVU6C M3/T4
Google Pixel 7a GWKK3 A4RGWKK3 M3/T4
Hot Pepper
Device Model FCC ID HAC Rating
Hot Pepper Chilaca Plus HJ-99-AA22-Z01 2A33N-L60C M4/T3
Kyocera
For information on Kyocera accessibility solutions, visit: kyoceramobile.com/accessibility
Device Model FCC ID HAC Rating
Kyocera DuraXA Equip E4831 V65E4830 M4/T4
Kyocera DuraSport 5G C6931 V65C6930 M3/T3
Kyocera DuraXA E4510 V65E4520 M4/T4
LG
For information on LG Android phone accessibility features, visit: lg.com/us/accessibility/mobile/how
Device Model FCC ID HAC Rating
Motorola
For details on Motorola products tailored to meet varying needs of individuals with hearing, speech, vision loss, or limited dexterity/mobility, visit: motorola.com/us/about/corporate-responsibility-consumer-accessibility
Device Model FCC ID HAC Rating
motorola razr XT2323-2 IHDT56AL9 M3/T3
Motorola edge XT2205-1 IHDT56AE7 M3/T3
Motorola moto g 5G (2023) XT2313-6 IHDT56AJ8 M3/T3
Motorola moto g play (2024) XT2413-2 35375281 M3/T3
Motorola moto g play (2023) XT2271-5 IHDT562P5 M3/T3
Motorola moto g play (2021) XT2093-4 IHDT56ZD4 M3/T3
Motorola moto g power (2021) XT2117-4 IHDT56YL1 M3/T3
Motorola moto g stylus 5G (2023) XT2315-1 IHDT56AL2 M3/T3
Samsung
For information on Galaxy mobile accessibility, visit: samsung.com/us/accessibility/galaxy-mobile
Device Model FCC ID HAC Rating
Samsung Galaxy S24 SM-S921U A3LSMS921U This handset is hearing aid-compatible, conversational Gain of 15dB (with hearing aid) and 19dB (without hearing aid).
Samsung Galaxy S24+ SM-S926U A3LSMS926U This handset is hearing aid-compatible, conversational Gain of 9dB (with hearing aid) and 11dB (without hearing aid).
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra SM-S928U A3LSMS928U This handset is hearing aid-compatible, conversational Gain of 18dB (with hearing aid) and 21dB (without hearing aid).
Samsung Galaxy A03s SM-A037U ZCASMA037U M3/T3
Samsung Galaxy A13 SM-A135U A3LSMA135U M3/T3
Samsung Galaxy A13 5G SM-A136U A3LSMA136U M3/T3
Samsung Galaxy A14 5G SM-A146U ZCASMA146U M3/T3
Samsung Galaxy A15 5G SM-A156U A3LSMA156U M3/T3
Samsung Galaxy A25 5G SM-A256U A3LSMA256U M3/T3
Samsung Galaxy A32 5G SM-A326U A3LSMA326U M3/T3
Samsung Galaxy A54 5G SM-A54U A3LSMA546U M3/T3
Samsung Galaxy S23 SM-911U A3LSMS911U M3/T3
Samsung Galaxy S23 Plus SM-916U A3LSM916U M3/T3
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra SM-918U A3LSM918U M3/T3
Samsung Galaxy S23 FE SM-711U A3LSMS711U M3/T2
Samsung Galaxy S22 SMS-901U A3LSMS901U M3/T3
Samsung Galaxy S22+ SM-S906U A3LSMS906U M3/T3
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra SMS-908U A3LSMS908U M3/T3
Samsung Galaxy XCover6 Pro SM-G736UZKEXAA A3LSMG736U M3/T3
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip5 SM-F731U A3LSMF731U M3/T3
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5 SM-F946U A3LSMF946U M3/T3
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip4 5G SM-F721U1 A3LSMF721U M3/T3
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4 5G SM-F936U1 A3LSMF936U M3/T3
TCL
For information on hearing aid compatibility with TCL mobile phones, visit: tcl.com/us/en/mobile/accessibility-compliance/hearing-aid-compatibility
Device Model FCC ID HAC Rating
TCL Flip Go 405L 2ACCJN059 M4/T4
TCL Ion Z T501L 2ACCJH166 M4/T3
TCL 40 XE 5G T609L 2ACCJH168 M3/T3
TCL Flip Go 405L 2ACCJN059 M4/T4
Basic Phones
Device Model FCC ID HAC Rating
Hot Pepper Fresno HPPL62A 2A33N-L62A M4/T4
NUU Mobile A6L-UC A6L-UC 2ADINA6LC M3/T3

New Technologies

Devices with new technologies may not yet be tested for hearing aid compatibility. Those devices will be labeled with the following information:

Hearing loss and hearing aids are highly individualized, so if you use a hearing aid we invite you to try hearing aid compatible phones at any UScellular owned and operated stores.

For more information about mobile devices and innovative ways to communicate, especially for people who may have a disability, please visit the FCC's Accessibility Clearinghouse at http://ach.fcc.gov/ or www.AccessWireless.org, a CTIA-The Wireless Association® and wireless industry created website designed to help people with disabilities, seniors and their families to find a cell phone and service.

For information regarding hearing aid-compatible and non-hearing aid-compatible devices, please visit Gari.info, http://gari.info/.

To learn more about the wireless hearing aid compatibility rules and service providers' obligations, please reference the FCC web page at: https://www.fcc.gov/hearing-aid-compatibility-wireless-telephones