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(c) Phase-in of requirements relating to radio frequency interference. The following applies to each
manufacturer and service provider that offers wireless handsets used in the delivery of the services
specified in paragraph (a) of this section and that does not fall within the de minimis exception set forth in
paragraph (e) of this section. However, prior to [INSERT DATE 24 MONTHS AFTER PUBLICATION
IN THE FEDERAL REGISTER] for manufacturers and Tier I carriers and [INSERT DATE 27 MONTHS
AFTER PUBLICATION IN THE FEDERAL REGISTER] for service providers other than Tier I carriers,
the requirements of this section do not apply to handset operations over frequency bands and air interfaces
for which technical standards are not stated in ANSI C63.19-2007 (June 8, 2007).
(d) Phase-in of requirements relating to inductive coupling capability. The following applies to each
manufacturer and service provider that offers wireless handsets used in the delivery of the services
specified in paragraph (a) of this section and that does not fall within the de minimis exception set forth in
paragraph (e) of this section. However, prior to [INSERT DATE 24 MONTHS AFTER PUBLICATION
IN THE FEDERAL REGISTER] for manufacturers and Tier I carriers and [INSERT DATE 27 MONTHS
AFTER PUBLICATION IN THE FEDERAL REGISTER] for service providers other than Tier I carriers,
the requirements of this section do not apply to handset operations over frequency bands and air interfaces
for which technical standards are not stated in ANSI C63.19-2007 (June 8, 2007).
(f) ***
(2) Disclosure requirements relating to handsets treated as hearing aid-compatible over fewer than all
their operations.
(i) Each manufacturer and service provider shall ensure that, wherever it provides hearing aid
compatibility ratings for a handset that is considered hearing aid-compatible under paragraph (b)(3)(ii) of
this section only with respect to those frequency bands and air interfaces for which technical standards are
stated in ANSI C63.19-2007 (June 8, 2007) and that has not been tested for hearing aid compatibility
under ANSI C63.19-2011 (May 27, 2011), or any handset that operates over frequencies outside of the
698 MHz to 6 GHz bands, it discloses to consumers, by clear and effective means (e.g., inclusion of call-
out cards or other media, revisions to packaging materials, supplying of information on Web sites), that
the handset has not been rated for hearing aid compatibility with respect to some of its operation(s). This
disclosure shall include the following language:
This phone has been tested and rated for use with hearing aids for some of the wireless technologies that
it uses. However, there may be some newer wireless technologies used in this phone that have not been
tested yet for use with hearing aids. It is important to try the different features of this phone thoroughly
and in different locations, using your hearing aid or cochlear implant, to determine if you hear any
interfering noise. Consult your service provider or the manufacturer of this phone for information on
hearing aid compatibility. If you have questions about return or exchange policies, consult your service
provider or phone retailer.
(iii) Each manufacturer and service provider shall ensure that, wherever it provides hearing aid

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