Hearing Aid Compatibility

While previous generations of mobiles did cause varying levels of interference for hearing-aid users and generally required the use of accessories to assist with this; the situation has now vastly improved due to changes in mobile and hearing-aid technology.

Most mobiles used on 3G networks today will not have interference issues and can be used with hearing aids or cochlear implants without any problem or need for accessories.

However, it does pay to test a mobile for interference before buying.

Optus's website has some useful information about using a mobile if you wear a hearing aid.

Some simple tips to avoid or reduce any interference include:

More information about Nokia's loopset can be found here.

And more information about hearing-aid compatibility and interference is also available from the ACMA's fact-sheet.

Research relating to hearing-aids and mobile phones can be accessed here.

Read more mobile accessibility tips here.



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