US – FCC New KDB – Hearing Aid Compatibility of mobile handsets

united_states_of_americaThe FCC Office of Engineering and Technology (OET) has published a new KDB 285076 covering Hearing Aid Compatibility (HAC):


Publication Number Question Answer
285076 What are the equipment authorization requirements for hearing aid compatibility of mobile handsets? The following documents provide guidance on the equipment authorization of RF devices subject to the Hearing Aid Compatibility (HAC) rules: 285076 D01 HAC Guidance v05 provides equipment authorization guidance for mobile handsets subject to the req…

This change represents a major revision to address the FOURTH REPORT AND ORDER FCC 15-155 rule for expansion of voice service and eliminate the exclusion permitted by the Third Report and Order (DA 12-550, April 9, 2012) for testing VoLTE and Wi-Fi calling.


There is also a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) for HAC that can be found here.