Hello everyone - the cellphone survey is closed but we continue to look for information about hearing aid compatible cellphones. We encourage you to send us information about phones that you have tried that work (and don't work) so we can continue to update the information. Phones are constantly changing so some phones listed are no longer available and we will endeavor to sort through the information to keep it current.
As more information becomes available we will add more information to help you find the phone most suitable for your needs. At this time we are presenting the information first by carrier (Telus, Bell, Rogers etc.), then by the manufacturer of the phone, model, the overall rating, and the features that help make it user friendly for connecting with amplification. The rating scale is as follows.
***** = Excellent
**** = Very Good
*** = Good
** = Fair
* = Poor
The final column is the M/T rating (if provided by the manufacturer). An M3 or M4 rating means that the phone is less likely to create interference when it is near a hearing aid. M4 is the best rating. A T3 or T4 rating means the phone should work with a hearing aid on the telecoil setting. T4 is the better of the two ratings. So the best phone would have an M4/T4 rating.
Note: Below the survey results, we have a listing of phones by Manufacturer that have been rated as M4/T4. These phones haven't been rated by consumers.
When a phone has been rated, we will try to provide a link to www.phonescoop.com as this website seems to be quite comprehensive in outlining ALL the features of the phones. Obviously, not all phones are available in each country. We will try to provide more country specific information as it becomes available.
|Service Carrier||Brand||Model||Overall rating||Blue tooth||TTY||Headset jack(mm)||M/T rating|
|HTC||HTC 8125 (Wizard)||**||2.0||No||2.5||No|
|HTC||HTC 8925 (Tilt)||**||2.0||No||No||No|
|Telus||Audiovox||CDM 8150||*||No||2.5||not rated|
|LG 245||****||yes 1.1||Y||2.5||M4|
|LG 8500 Chocolate Flip||****||No||No||?||M3|
|Motorola||RAZR V3c||*****||yes 1.1||Yes||2.5||M4/T4|
|SCH-A950||yes 1.2||Yes||2.5||Not rated|
|Motorola||Razr V3||**||1.1/class 1||Yes||2.5||M3 (1900Hz only)|
|AT&T (USA Only)||Apple||iPhone||*|
Further info on the iPhones: Hearing aid compatibility is poor. This appears to be due to the large size of the screen. No M/T rating is available but several reports from users is that the iPhones are too noisy with the hearing aid microphone or the the t-coil setting. Also, we have also received reports that the Bluetooth function does not pair well with the Smartlink FM systems. It will pair but it needs to be re-paired for each use.
M4/T4 Rated Cell phones (listed by Manufacturer)
XV6800 / PPC6800 / P4000 (Mogul)
K325 / K312 (Cyclops)KX9 (Oystr)
AX-145 / AX-140 / LX-140 / 200c (Aloha)
VX-5300 / UX-245 / AX-245VX-8350
i730 / i733/ i710 / i720 / i740
i720 / i740
i870 / i875
RAZR maxx Ve
6255i / 6256i
PN-210 / PN-205
PN-215 / CDM-8915 / PN-300 (Snapper)PN-820
SCH-U740 Recently rated 3rd in top 10 cellphones by MSN
SPH-A110 / A120 (Jitterbug)
SPH-M620 (UpStage) Recently rated 7th in top 10 cellphones on MSN