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.