Republic Wireless Hearing Aid Compatible Phones

Some people who use hearing aid devices may find it a challenge to use a wireless phone. Advocates in the wireless industry and consumer groups have been working for years to develop standards and solutions to reduce difficulties that the hard-of-hearing can face. In addition, the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) has set requirements for wireless carriers and wireless device manufacturers. There are now a large number of hearing-aid compatible (“HAC”) devices available.

The following table provides information about phones currently offered, or recently offered, by Republic Wireless. Republic Wireless is continuously updating its inventory of phones, so a phone listed below may be unavailable at the time you seek to find it for purchase. Phones unavailable for purchase will not be available for testing.

Last Updated: July 19, 2023

The following phones offered by Republic Wireless are hearing aid compatible:

Phone Model FCC ID M Rating T Rating Operating System/Functionality
iPhone 11 A2111 BCG-E3309A 3 4 iOS
iPhone SE2 A2275 BCG-E3500A 3 4 iOS
Moto G Pure XT2163-4 IHDT56ZX2 3 3 Android
Moto G Power XT2165-5 IHDT56ZP5 3 3 Android
Moto g 5G XT2213-3 IHDT56AA3 3 3 Android
Moto g stylus 5G 2021 XT2131-1 IHDT56ZL1 4 3 Android
Motorola Edge+ -2022 XT2201-3 IHDT56AB2 3 3 Android
Samsung Galaxy A02s


ZCASMA025U 3 3 Android
Samsung Galaxy A12


A3LSMA125U 3 3 Android
Samsung A23 5G SM-A236U A3LSMA236U 3 3 Android
Samsung Galaxy A32
SM-A326U1 A3LSMA326U 3 3 Android
Samsung Galaxy A71
SM-A716U A3LSMA716U 4 3 Android
Samsung Galaxy S21
SM-G991U A3LSMG991U 3 3 Android
TCL Flip 5 4056W 2ACCJN048 4 4 KaiOS 3.0

Republic Wireless does not offer any non-hearing aid-compatible models.

There are two different ratings to consider when picking a hearing aid-compatible device:

  1. M-Ratings: reduced hearing aid device interference

    Some people with a hearing aid device experience a buzzing or whining noise when using a wireless phone. This noise can be caused when the electronics within the hearing aid device pick up and demodulate radio frequency (RF) and/or electromagnetic interference (EMI) emitted by the phone.

    Phones with an M-Rating of M3 or M4 meet FCC requirements and are less likely to generate interference with hearing devices than phones that are not labeled. M4 is the better/higher of the two ratings.

    In addition, hearing devices may be measured for immunity to interference caused by RF demodulation or EMI. Your hearing device manufacturer or hearing health professional can help you find immunity results for your hearing device. The more immune your hearing aid is to this type of interference, the less likely you will be to experience interference from mobile phones and other sources of RF/EMI such as computer monitors or fluorescent lighting.

  2. T-Ratings and compatibility with hearing aids with telecoils

    A telecoil is a small device built into some hearing aids for use with the telephone as well as assistive listening devices. Not all hearing aids have telecoils. The T-Rating measures the device’s effectiveness with a telecoil.

    Phones with a T-Rating of T3 or T4 meet FCC requirements and are more likely to work well for people who use hearing aids with telecoils. T4 is the better/higher of the two ratings.

Additional information

Republic Wireless Return and Replacement Policy

For additional information regarding hearing aid compatibility:

Global Accessibility Reporting Initiative(GARI): Visit GARI for in-depth Accessibility information on each device Republic Wireless sells.

FCC Information on Hearing Aid Compatibility for Wireless Phones

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