Hearing Aid Compatibility (HAC)

In the USA, the model handset rated HAC compliant was designed to comply with the requirements set forth in Section 20.19 of the Federal Communication Commission’s (FCC) rules governing hearing aid compatibility (HAC), for the reduction of radio frequency (RF) interference and magnetic coupling (T-coil) to hearing aids. The Microphone (M) rating and T-coil (T) rating is defined and labeled on the handset box.

Devices meeting HAC compliance must have a minimum M3 and/or T3 rating or above as defined by the FCC in accordance with the latest ANSI Standard C63.19. The M-Rating refers to lower RF emission levels of the handset. The T-Rating refers to the magnetic coupling between the handset and the T-coil compatible hearing aid.

Some hearing aids are also provided an M-Rating, and are more immune than others to interference. To determine the M-Rating of your hearing aid, please contact your hearing health professional.

For more information about HAC, please visit the CTIA’s site.

The Sony Mobile phones listed below are hearing aid compatible and have been tested and rated for use with hearing aids for some of the wireless technologies that it uses. However, there may be some newer wireless technologies used in this phone that have not been tested yet for use with hearing aids. It is important to try the different features of this phone thoroughly and in different locations, using your hearing aid or cochlear implant, to determine if you hear any interfering noise. Consult your service provider or the manufacturer of this phone for information on hearing aid compatibility. If you have questions about return or exchange policies, consult your service provider or phone retailer.

Model Name Model Number M-Rating T-Rating Air Interface(s)
Xperia E3 D2202 M3 T3 GSM/WCDMA
Xperia E3 D2206 M3 T3 GSM/WCDMA
Xperia L C2104 M3 T3 GSM/WCDMA
Xperia M C1904 M3 T3 GSM/WCDMA
Xperia M2 D2305 M3 T3 GSM/WCDMA
Xperia M2 D2306 M4 T3 GSM/WCDMA
Xperia M2 Aqua D2406 M3 T4 GSM/WCDMA
Xperia M2 Dual D2302 M3 T3 GSM/WCDMA
Xperia SP C5302 M3 T3 GSM/WCDMA
Xperia T2 Ultra D5306 M4 T3 GSM/WCDMA
Xperia T2 Ultra D5316 M3 T3 GSM/WCDMA
Xperia T3 D5102 M4 T4 GSM/WCDMA
Xperia T3 D5106 M4 T4 GSM/WCDMA
Xperia Z C6606 M3 T3 GSM/WCDMA
Xperia Z C6616 M3 T3 GSM/WCDMA
Xperia Z1 C6902 M3 T3 GSM/WCDMA
Xperia Z1 C6906 M3 T3 GSM/WCDMA
Xperia Z1S C6916 M3 T3 GSM/WCDMA
Xperia Z2 C6502 M4 T3 GSM/WCDMA
Xperia Z2 C6503 M4 T3 GSM/WCDMA
Xperia Z3 D6603 M3 T3 GSM/WCDMA
Xperia Z3 D6616 M3 T3 GSM/WCDMA
Xperia Z3 D6633 M4 T3 GSM/WCDMA
Xperia Z3v D6708 M4 T3 GSM/WCDMA
Xperia Z3 Compact D5803 M3 T4 GSM/WCDMA
Xperia M4 Aqua E2306 M3 T3 GSM/WCDMA
Xperia C4 E5306 M4 T3 GSM/WCDMA
Xperia Z3+ E6553 M4 T3 GSM/WCDMA
Xperia Z3 D6646 M4 T3 GSM/WCDMA