New Section 68.4 Rules Governing Wireless Hearing Aid Compatibility
August 14, 2003
Benefits of digital phones – better sound quality, lower pricing packages, wider availability and choice, more feature rich (voicemail, caller-ID, web access)
Growing prevalence of digital phones requires rule change - Digital access needed for public safety, to benefit all Americans by increasing independence, social integration, employment opportunities
New rule covers telephones used with all wireless systems
Access must be provided through internal means – as an integral part of the phone, not as an add-on component.