New Hearing Aid Compatibility and Volume Control

The Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) has released a new requirement for hearing aids and volume control.

The main thing that the volume control gain feature does is gives individuals with a hearing impairment the ability to increase the volume of a device. Hearing aid compatibility features accommodate individuals with hearing aids and cochlear implants.

These requirements minimize potential compatibility issues between hearing aids and wireless handsets, enhancing the hearing experience of users. Compliance with volume control and hearing aid compatibility requirements has been required on telephone handsets under part V of CS-03.

Manufacturers shall ensure that all radio apparatus that fall under the scope of this standard are compliant with the requirements of this standard no later than January 1, 2024.

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