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Hearing Aid Compatibility



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 1 J8170 M4 T4 LTE/GSM/WCDMA
Xperia 5 J8270 M4 T4 LTE/GSM/WCDMA
Xperia 10 I3123 M4 T4 LTE/GSM/WCDMA
Xperia 10 Plus I3223 M4 T3 LTE/GSM/WCDMA
Xperia XZ3 H8416 M4 T4 LTE/GSM/WCDMA
Xperia XZ2 Premium H8166 M4 T3 LTE/GSM/WCDMA
Xperia XZ2 H8266 M4 T4 LTE/GSM/WCDMA
Xperia XZ2 compact H8314 M4 T4 LTE/GSM/WCDMA
Xperia XA2 H3123 M3 T4 LTE/GSM/WCDMA
Xperia XA2 Ultra H3223 M3 T4 LTE/GSM/WCDMA
Xperia L2 H3313 M3 T3 LTE/GSM/WCDMA
Xperia XZ1 G8342 M4 T4 LTE/GSM/WCDMA
Xperia XZ Premium G8142 M4 T3 LTE/GSM/WCDMA