Palm P120EWW Cell Phone User Manual

274 5A. Regulatory and Safety Information
Further information on this subject can be obtained
from the WHO home page WHO
Fact sheet 193: June 2000.
Hearing Aid Compatibility (HAC)
Using Your Phone With a Hearing Device
Your device has been tested for hearing aid
compatibility. Your Palm
Pixi™ phone has an
M4/T4 rating. For additional HAC information, including
the HAC rating of this product, please refer to
When some wireless phones are used near some
hearing devices (hearing aids and cochlear implants),
users may detect a buzzing, humming, or whining
noise. Some hearing devices are more immune than
others to this interference noise, and phones also vary
in the amount of interference they generate. The
wireless telephone industry has developed ratings for
some of their mobile s, to assist hearing-device users
in finding phones that may be compatible with their
hearing devices. Not all phones have been rated.
Phones that have been rated have a label on the box.
These ratings are not guarantees. Results will vary,
depending on the level of immunity of your hearing
device and the degree of your hearing loss. If your
hearing device happens to be vulnerable to
interference, you may not be able to use a rated phone
successfully. Trying out the phone with your hearing
device is the best way to evaluate it for your personal
M-Ratings: Phones rated M3 or M4 meet FCC
requirements and are likely to generate less
interference with hearing devices than phones that are
not labeled. M4 is the better/higher of the two ratings.
T-Ratings: Phones rated T3 or T4 meet FCC
requirements and are likely to be more usable with a
hearing device's telecoil (“T switch” or “Telephone
Switch”) than unrated phones. T4 is the better/higher of
the two ratings.
The more immune your hearing aid device is, the less
likely you are to experience interference noise from
your wireless phone. Hearing aid devices should have
ratings similar to those of phones. Ask your hearing
health care professional for the rating of your hearing