FCC Revises Hearing Aid Compatibility Regulations

This month the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approved revisions to the Hearing Aid Compatibility regulations to ensure that millions of Americans with hearing loss can continue to benefit from modern audio technologies. The revisions include a revised volume control standard for more precise audio processing and amplification, as well as a Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act provision, to adopt within two years, the revised regulations for all Voice-Over-Internet-Protocol (VoIP) wireline phones. Further, the revisions specify for manufacturers and service providers that all newly certified wireless phones must include the updated volume control standards. For more information on the FCC’s updated rules and regulations, please visit: https://www.fcc.gov/general/hearing-aid-compatibility-and-volume-control


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