Compare hearing aid compatibility of Pixel phones

Pixel phones have been evaluated and certified to be compatible with hearing aids, per technical specification ANSI C63.19-2011.

Hearing-aid compatible (HAC) models

Phone model Hearing aid compatibility (HAC) rating
Pixel 4 M3, T4
Pixel 4 XL M3, T4
Pixel 3a M3, T3
Pixel 3a XL M3, T3
Pixel 3 M3, T3
Pixel 3 XL M3, T3

What the HAC ratings mean

There are two measures of hearing aid compatibility:

  • M rating, which is a measure of immunity to radio frequency interference for acoustic coupling hearing aids
  • T rating, which is a measure of performance when used with an inductive coupling (telecoil) hearing aid

Google’s devices meet the hearing aid compatibility (HAC) requirements set by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Per FCC rules, a mobile phone is considered hearing aid compatible if rated M3 or M4 for acoustic coupling or T3 or T4 for inductive coupling.

Pixel phones have been tested and rated for use with hearing aids for some of the wireless technologies that they use. It's important to try the different features of your 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 Google for information on HAC.

BLE Hearing-aid compatible models

Certain Pixel phones are also able to stream audio (media and calls) directly to hearing aids over Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE). Make sure you check with your hearing aid manufacturer to make sure that your hearing aid supports audio streaming over Bluetooth.

Phone model BLE Hearing aid compatibility
Pixel 4 Yes
Pixel 4 XL Yes
Pixel 3a Yes
Pixel 3a XL Yes
Pixel 3 Yes
Pixel 3 XL Yes
Pixel 2 No
Pixel 2 XL No
Pixel 1 No
Pixel 1 XL No

Compatible BLE Hearing aids

The following hearing aids are compatible with Pixel 4, Pixel 3a, and Pixel 3 phones.

GN resound

ReSound LiNX Quattro

  • Rechargeable receiver in ear hearing aid
  • Standard receive in ear hearing aid
  • Completely in Canal custom hearing aid
  • In the Canal custom hearing aid
  • Mic in Helix custom hearing aid
  • In the Ear custom hearing aid

Beltone Amaze

  • Rechargeable receiver in ear hearing aid
  • Standard receive in ear hearing aid
  • Completely in Canal custom hearing aid
  • In the Canal custom hearing aid
  • Mic in Helix custom hearing aid
  • In the Ear custom hearing aid

Audigy AGXR Q

  • Rechargeable receiver in ear hearing aid
  • Standard receive in ear hearing aid

Cochlear

Cochlear Implant Sound Processor

  • Nucleus ® 7 Sound Processor

Bone-Anchored Hearing Aid Sound Processor

  • Baha ® 5 Sound Processor
  • Baha 5 SuperPower Sound Processor
  • Baha 5 Power Sound Processor

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