Hearing Aid Compatibility
Final Rule (1995)

  • Consumer-industry success . . .

. . .until H.R. 1892 introduced by Rep. Pete Hoekstra (R-MI) and Rep. Mike Oxley (R-OH), supported by Rep. Robert Ehrlich (R-MD) and Paul Gillmore (R-OH), to prohibit the FCC from adopting any of the negotiated recommendations: “Another Agency Run Amok: FCC Ignores Congressional Intent.”

  • Hoekstra bill is defeated

  • HAC rules finalized by FCC in June 1996