There are now close to 125 cell phones with the highest M4/T4 hearing aid compatibility rating. The good news is Apple's iPhone 4 now has the M4/T4 rating.
As a service to hearing aid owners and hearing healthcare professionals we have created a permanent page on the BHI website with all compatible cell phones (M4/T4 only) with hyperlinks to www.phonescoop.com enabling the consumer to further research the features of each cell phone as well as to discern the service providers for each cell phone model.
Hearing healthcare professionals are encouraged to print the M4/T4 cell phone page as a handout for their patients. While we cannot guarantee every one of these cell phones will work optimally with all hearing aid models, at least the consumer has a good starting point in shopping for a cell phone.
One hearing aid user wrote us with another tip on how to purchase a cell phone. When the hearing aid user has identified the desired M4/T4 cell phone, they should have a normal hearing family member call on the phone from the retail outlet if possible. If the sound is clear to the normal hearing person it should work for the hearing aid user.