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Hearing Aids," ANSI C63.19-2007 (June 8, 2007) or ANSI C63.19-2011 (May 27, 2011). Any grants of
certification issued before January 1, 2010, under previous versions of ANSI C63.19 remain valid for
hearing aid compatibility purposes.
(2) For inductive coupling. A wireless handset submitted for equipment certification or for a permissive
change relating to hearing aid compatibility must meet, at a minimum, the T3 rating associated with the
technical standard set forth in either the standard document "American National Standard Methods of
Measurement of Compatibility Between Wireless Communication Devices and Hearing Aids," ANSI
C63.19-2007 (June 8, 2007) or ANSI C63.19-2011 (May 27, 2011). Any grants of certification issued
before January 1, 2010, under previous versions of ANSI C63.19 remain valid for hearing aid
compatibility purposes.
(3) Handsets operating over multiple frequency bands or air interfaces.
(i) Except as provided in paragraph (b)(3)(ii) of this section, a wireless handset used for digital CMRS
only over the 698 MHz to 6 GHz frequency bands is hearing aid-compatible with regard to radio
frequency interference or inductive coupling if it meets the applicable technical standard set forth in
paragraph (b)(1) or (b)(2) of this section for all frequency bands and air interfaces over which it operates,
and the handset has been certified as compliant with the test requirements for the applicable standard
pursuant to 2.1033(d) of this chapter. A wireless handset that incorporates operations outside the 698
MHz to 6 GHz frequency bands is hearing aid-compatible if the handset otherwise satisfies the
requirements of this paragraph.
(ii) A handset that is introduced by the manufacturer prior to [INSERT DATE 12 MONTHS AFTER
PUBLICATION IN THE FEDERAL REGISTER], and that does not meet the requirements for hearing aid
compatibility under paragraph (b)(3)(i) of this section, is hearing aid-compatible for radio frequency
interference or inductive coupling only with respect to those frequency bands and air interfaces for which
technical standards are stated in ANSI C63.19-2007 (June 8, 2007) if it meets, at a minimum, an M3
rating (for radio frequency interference) or a T3 rating (for inductive coupling) under ANSI C63.19-2007
(June 8, 2007) for all such frequency bands and air interfaces over which it operates, and the handset has
been certified as compliant with the test requirements for the applicable standard pursuant to 2.1033(d)
of this chapter.
(5) The following standards are incorporated by reference in this section: Accredited Standards
Committee C63TM - Electromagnetic Compatibility, "American National Standard Methods of
Measurement of Compatibility Between Wireless Communication Devices and Hearing Aids," ANSI
C63.19-2007 (June 8, 2007), Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc., publisher; and
Accredited Standards Committee C63Tm - Electromagnetic Compatibility, "American National Standard
Methods of Measurement of Compatibility Between Wireless Communication Devices and Hearing
Aids," ANSI C63.19-201 1 (May 27, 2011), Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.,
publisher. These incorporations by reference were approved by the Director of the Federal Register in
accordance with 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51. These materials are incorporated as they exist on the
date of the approval, and notice of any change in these materials will be published in the Federal
Register. The materials are available for inspection at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC),
445 12th St., SW., Reference Information Center, Room CY-A257, Washington, DC 20554 and at the
National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). For information on the availability of these
materials at NARA, call 202-741-6030, or go to:
http://www.archives.gov/federalregister/codeoffederalregulations/ ibr_locations.html.

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