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Hearing Aid Compatibility with BlackBerry Smartphones

About hearing aid compatibility

Several BlackBerry smartphones have received certification from the United States Federal Communications Commission (FCC) stating that the smartphones meet the hearing aid compatibility requirements.

BlackBerry smartphones rated M3 or M4 meet FCC requirements and are likely to generate less interference with hearing devices than wireless devices that are not rated. M4 is the higher of the two ratings.

BlackBerry smartphones rated T3 or T4 meet FCC requirements and are likely to be more compatible with a hearing device's telecoil (T-coil, T Switch, or Telephone Switch) than wireless devices that are not rated. T4 is the higher of the two ratings. Not all hearing devices have telecoils in them.

Results might vary depending on the hearing device and the degree of hearing loss. If your hearing device is vulnerable to interference, you might not be able to use a rated wireless device successfully. The best way to evaluate compatibility of your hearing device and a rated wireless device is to test the devices together and consult with your hearing health professional.

For more information about hearing aid compatibility, see the Description of Hearing Aid Compliance Ratings booklet at http://www.blackberry.com/accessibility.

Hearing aid compatibility ratings

The following table lists BlackBerry smartphones rated for hearing aid compatibility and their respective M and T ratings.

Note: M and T compatibility ratings apply only to cellular bands.
Smartphone Wi-Fi enabled M rating T rating Smartphone availability
BlackBerry Classic SQC100-2 smartphone Yes M3 T4 North America
BlackBerry Classic SQC100-3 smartphone Yes M3 T4 North America
BlackBerry Classic SQC100-4 smartphone Yes M3 T4 North America and Latin America
BlackBerry Classic SQC100-5 smartphone Yes M3 T4 North America
BlackBerry Leap STR100-1 smartphone Yes M3 Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia-Pacific, and Latin America
BlackBerry Leap STR100-2 smartphone Yes M3 T4 North America
BlackBerry Passport SQW100-1 smartphone Yes M4 Multiple service providers
BlackBerry Passport SQW100-3 smartphone Yes M3 T4 North America
BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition SQW100-4 smartphone Yes M4 Multiple service providers
DTEK50 STH100-1 smartphone Yes M4 T4 North America
DTEK60 BBA100-1 smartphone Yes M4 T4 North America
PRIV STV100-1 smartphone Yes M3 T4 United States
PRIV STV100-2 smartphone Yes M3 T4 North America

The following table lists previous BlackBerry smartphones rated for hearing aid compatibility and their respective M and T ratings. Although these BlackBerry smartphones are no longer in production, they might still be available from some resellers.

Smartphone Wi-Fi enabled M rating T rating
BlackBerry 7130e smartphone No M3 T3
BlackBerry 7230 smartphone No M3
BlackBerry 7250 smartphone No M4 T4
BlackBerry 8703e smartphone No M4 T4
BlackBerry 8705g smartphone No M3 T3
BlackBerry 8830 World Edition smartphone No M4 T4
BlackBerry Bold 9650 smartphone Yes M3
BlackBerry Bold 9700 smartphone Yes M3 T3
BlackBerry Bold 9780 smartphone Yes M3 T3
BlackBerry Bold 9900 smartphone Yes M3 T3
BlackBerry Bold 9930 smartphone Yes M3 T3
BlackBerry Curve 8310 smartphone No M3 T3
BlackBerry Curve 8320 smartphone Yes M3 T3
BlackBerry Curve 8330 smartphone No M4 T4
BlackBerry Curve 8350i smartphone Yes M3
BlackBerry Curve 8530 smartphone Yes M4 T4
BlackBerry Curve 8900 smartphone Yes M3
BlackBerry Curve 9300 smartphone Yes M3 T3
BlackBerry Curve 9310 smartphone Yes M4 T4
BlackBerry Curve 9330 smartphone Yes M4 T4
BlackBerry Curve 9350 smartphone Yes M4 T4
BlackBerry Curve 9350a smartphone Yes M4 T3
BlackBerry Curve 9350d smartphone Yes M4 T3
BlackBerry Curve 9360 smartphone Yes M3 T3
BlackBerry Curve 9370 smartphone Yes M3
BlackBerry Curve 9380 smartphone Yes M3
BlackBerry Pearl 8130 smartphone No M3 T3
BlackBerry Pearl 8220 smartphone Yes M3 T3
BlackBerry Pearl 8230 smartphone No M4 T4
BlackBerry Pearl 9100 smartphone Yes M3
BlackBerry Q5 SQR100-1 smartphone Yes M3 T4
BlackBerry Q10 SQN100-1 smartphone Yes M3 T4
BlackBerry Q10 SQN100-2 smartphone Yes M3 T4
BlackBerry Q10 SQN100-3 smartphone Yes M3 T4
BlackBerry Q10 SQN100-4 smartphone Yes M3 T4
BlackBerry Q10 SQN100-5 smartphone Yes M3 T4
BlackBerry Storm 9530 smartphone No M3
BlackBerry Storm2 9550 smartphone Yes M3
BlackBerry Style 9670 smartphone Yes M4 T4
BlackBerry Torch 9800 smartphone Yes M3 T3
BlackBerry Torch 9810 smartphone Yes M3 T3
BlackBerry Torch 9850 smartphone Yes M3 T3
BlackBerry Torch 9860 smartphone Yes M3 T3
BlackBerry Tour 9630 smartphone No M3
BlackBerry Z10 STL100-1 smartphone Yes M3
BlackBerry Z10 STL100-2 smartphone Yes M3
BlackBerry Z10 STL100-3 smartphone Yes M3 T4
BlackBerry Z30 STA100-2 smartphone Yes M3 T4
BlackBerry Z30 STA100-3 smartphone Yes M3 T4
BlackBerry Z30 STA100-5 smartphone Yes M3 T4
Porsche Design P’9981 smartphone from BlackBerry Yes M4 T3
Porsche Design P’9982 smartphone from BlackBerry Yes M4 T4
Porsche Design P’9983 smartphone from BlackBerry Yes M4 T4
Note: M and T compatibility ratings apply only to cellular bands. The BlackBerry Torch 9800 smartphone is rated for use with hearing aids when it is used in the slider open position.

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