The FCC is considering regulations on Hearing Aid Compatibility on all cell phones, which means ensuring that all phones come equipped with a telecoil.
Apple has petitioned to be excluded, saying that its proprietary technology makes its Iphones hearing-aid compatible. This is true, but only if you have a Made for IPhone hearing aid. For everyone else, the IPhone would be inaccessible. All cell phones should be equipped with telecoils, which makes them accessible to all hearing-aid users.
Read HLAA’s position statement on Apple’s request here.
Click here to sign a petition requesting the FCC not to approve Apple’s request for exemption.