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By Marla Dougherty  6/27/11

Are you in the market for a hearing aid compatible cell phone?

Mobile phone manufacturer Samsung was at the convention with their hearing aid compatible phones. The Samsung A107 has a M3/T3 rating and the Samsung Rugby II has a M3/T4 rating. The easy to use Jitterbug has a M4/T4 rating.

If you are not familiar with the FCC standard for rating cell phones, only those with a rating of M3/T3 or M4/T4 are considered hearing aid compatible. These are the ratings that help hearing aid users find the best phone for their needs. Often a cell phone will give off a buzzing or whining sound when held up to a hearing aid or cochlear implant and the interference makes it difficult to understand.  The higher the rating, (M4/T4 being the best) the less likely it is to generate interference.

If you have questions about Samsung accessibility and hearing aid compatible devices, contact Kendra Green, the designated agent for accessibility. 972-761-7123 or email