Updated on 7 January 2016 by

Most of the cellphones operate in frequencies which interfere with hearing-aid devices. Consequently, FCC has defined a Hearing Aid Compatibility (HAC) standard for cellphones, which helps in figuring out the best cellphones for least interference with hearing aids.

The HAC standard defines two radio-frequency emission rating: The "M" rating and the "T" rating. The "M" rating corresponds to interference with the hearing aid in the microphone mode, and the "T" rating corresponds to interference with the hearing aid in t-coil mode.

Both M and T values range from 1 to 4, with 1 being the highest emission/interference and 4 being the least emission/interference. Consequently, the phones with the highest M and T values (M4/T4) provide the least interference with hearing aids.

This ReviewGist list for the best cellphones for 2015-16 for the hearing impaired takes into account the M and T ratings and we list only cellphones which have ratings from either of M3, M4, M3/T3, M3/T4, M4/T3 or M4/T4.


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Samsung Galaxy Note 5
Apple iPhone 6s Plus
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+
Samsung Galaxy S6
LG G4
Samsung Galaxy Note 5
Apple iPhone 6s Plus
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+
Samsung Galaxy S6
LG G4
$350 - $1,133
$750 - $1,200
$960 - $1,287
$685 - $1,000
$610 - $800
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Release Date
Aug 2015
Sep 2015
Aug 2015
Mar 2015
May 2015
Hearing Aid Compatibility Rating
M4, T3
M3, T4
M4, T3
M3, T3
M3, T3
Digital Camera Resolution
16.0 MP
12.0 MP
16.0 MP
16.0 MP
16.0 MP
Installed RAM (GB)
4.0 GB
2.0 GB
4.0 GB
3.0 GB
3.0 GB
Screen Size(Diagonal)
5.7 inch
5.5 inch
5.7 inch
5.1 inch
5.5 inch
Front Webcam Resolution
5.0 MP
5.0 MP
5.0 MP
5.0 MP
8.0 MP
Processor Type
Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 & Quad-core 2.1 GHz Cortex-A57
Dual-core 1.84 GHz Twister
Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 & Quad-core 2.1 GHz Cortex-A57
Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 & Quad-core 2.1 GHz Cortex-A57
Dual-core 1.82 GHz Cortex-A57 & quad-core 1.44 GHz Cortex-A53
Battery Capacity
3000.0 mAh
2750.0 mAh
3000.0 mAh
2550.0 mAh
3000.0 mAh
Operating System
Android OS, v5.1.1 (Lollipop)
iOS 9, upgradable to iOS 9.0.2
Android OS, v5.1.1 (Lollipop)
Android OS, v5.0.2 (Lollipop)
Android OS, v5.1 (Lollipop)
Carrier
T-Mobile, AT-T, Verizon, Sprint
AT-T, T-Mobile, Verizon, Sprint
AT-T, T-Mobile, Verizon
Verizon, AT-T, T-Mobile, Sprint
AT-T, T-Mobile, Verizon
Average Rating
 4.5 stars
 4.4 stars
 4.2 stars
 4.6 stars
 4.2 stars
Display
96% Positive
4% Negative
92% Positive
8% Negative
80% Positive
20% Negative
84% Positive
16% Negative
100% Positive
Look and Feel
81% Positive
19% Negative
41% Positive
59% Negative
76% Positive
24% Negative
86% Positive
14% Negative
40% Positive
60% Negative
Ease of Use
94% Positive
6% Negative
100% Positive
33% Positive
67% Negative
100% Positive
60% Positive
40% Negative
Camera
100% Positive
93% Positive
7% Negative
100% Positive
95% Positive
5% Negative
95% Positive
5% Negative
Battery
66% Positive
34% Negative
25% Positive
75% Negative
83% Positive
17% Negative
20% Positive
80% Negative
50% Positive
50% Negative

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