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.

Device Compatibility Ratings

Each device is tested for hearing aid compatibility under one of two standards: the 2011 ANSI Standard, or the newer 2019 ANSI Standard.

Here is how to understand each:

The 2011 ANSI Standard:
Because the 2019 ANSI Standard is so new, most currently available devices were certified under the 2011 ANSI Standard. Under the 2011 ANSI Standard, there are two different ratings to consider when picking a hearing aid compatible device: the M and T ratings.

  1. M-Ratings measure reduced hearing aid device interference.
    • Some people with a hearing aid device experience a buzzing or whining noise when using a wireless 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.
    • Hearing devices may also be measured for immunity to certain types of interference. 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 interference, the less likely you will be to experience interference from mobile phones or sources such as computer monitors or fluorescent lighting.
  2. T-Ratings measure compatibility with hearing aids that have 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.
      If a phone has an M-Rating of 3 or 4, and a T-Rating of 3 or 4, then it is hearing aid compatible.

The 2019 ANSI Standard:

If a device is certified as passing under the newer 2019 ANSI Standard, it will be labeled “Hearing Aid Compatible” or “HAC.” The 2019 ANSI Standard also includes volume controls for using the handset with or without a hearing aid.

Compatible phones

The following tables provide information about phones currently offered, or recently offered, by Boost Mobile. Boost Mobile is continuously updating its inventory of phones, so a phone listed below may be unavailable when you seek to find it for purchase. Phones unavailable for purchase will not be available for testing.

2011 ANSI Standard: The following phones are certified under the 2011 ANSI Standard.

PhoneModelFCCIDM-RatingT-RatingOperating System/Functionality
iPhone 12A2111BCG-E3309A34iOS
iPhone 13 ProA2483BCG-E4000A34iOS
iPhone 13A2482BCG-E3997A34iOS
iPhone 13 miniA2481BCG-E3994A34iOS
iPhone 14 Pro MaxA2651BCG-E8141A34iOS
iPhone 14 ProA2650BCG-E8140A34iOS
iPhone 14 PlusA2632BCG-E8139A34iOS
iPhone 14A2649BCG-E8138A34iOS
Motorola Edge+ 2022XT2201-3IHDT56AB233Android
iPhone 15A2846BCG-E8427A34iOS
iPhone 15 PlusA2847BCG-E8431A34iOS
iPhone 15 ProA2848BCG-E8435A34iOS
iPhone 15 Pro MaxA2849BCG-E8439A34iOS
iPhone SE3A2595BCG-E4082A34iOS
Motorola Razr 2023XT2323-2IHDT56AL933Android
Celero5G 2023DSH981232APXW-CELERO5G33Android
Celero5G 2024U653DSXD6U653DS33Android
Celero5G+ 2024U695DSXD6U695DS33Android
Moto G 5G 2023XT2313-6IHDT56AJ833Android
Moto G Stylus 5G 2023XT2315-1IHDT56AL233Android
Samsung Galaxy S23SM-S911UA3LSMS911U33Android
Samsung Galaxy A25 5GSM-A256UA3LSMA256U33Android
Motorola Edge+ 2023XT2301-1IHDT56AH134Android

2019 ANSI Standard: The following phones are certified under the 2019 ANSI Standard.

PhoneModelFCCIDHearing Aid CompatibleOperating System / Functionality
Samsung Galaxy S24SM-S921UA3LSMS921UPassAndroid
Samsung Galaxy S24+SM-S926UA3LSMS926UPassAndroid
Samsung Galaxy S24 UltraSM-S928UA3LSMS928UPassAndroid
Samsung Galaxy A15 5GSM-A156UA3LSMA156UPassAndroid

Last Updated: January 25, 2024

Boost Mobile does not offer any non-hearing aid-compatible models.

Helpful Links

Additional information regarding hearing aid compatibility:

Visit GARI for in-depth Accessibility information on each device Boost Infinite sells. Global Accessibility Reporting Initiative:

FCC Information On Hearing Aid Compatibility For Wireless Phones

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