Ensure compliance to the latest industry standards with Element, the leading hearing aid compatibility (HAC) test and certification provider for wireless handsets.

Make certain products are safe and functional for hearing aid users with Element’s hands-on approach. We provide the resources and guidance to achieve certification for your product, despite testing challenges unique to hearing aid compatibility testing (or HAC testing), a specialized field of audio and RF evaluation. By your side every step of the way, we provide pretesting and troubleshooting as necessary, and design customized test protocols. Leverage more than 20 years of HAC test experience when you partner with Element. 

HAC Testing Expertise

Element’s HAC experts have used their testing knowledge to help develop ANSI C63.19 standards and have patented a unique procedure for voice-over-internet protocol (VoIP) testing that is referenced in the C63.19-2019 standard. Element has also worked directly with the Federal Communication Commission’s Office of Engineering and Technology (FCC OET) to certify wireless handsets equipped with cutting-edge technologies.

Element is ISO/IEC 17025 accredited for HAC Testing to ANSI C63.19-2011, ANSI C63.19-2019, RSS-HAC, the CTIA HAC Test Plan and TIA-5050. HAC test capabilities include measurements for:

  • RF Electric-field emissions
  • RF Magnetic-field emissions
  • T-coil mode, magnetic-signal strength in the audio band
  • T-coil mode, magnetic-signal frequency response through the audio band
  • T-coil mode, magnetic-signal and noise articulation index
  • Volume Control, conversational gain
  • Volume Control, distortion and noise
  • Volume Control, frequency response

The Element advantage

Bring your product from concept to the end of its lifecycle when you partner with Element. Our global system of laboratories is your single-source provider for all facets and phases of connected device testing. HAC test facilities in Maryland, California, and Korea offer comprehensive pretesting and troubleshooting services. 

Contact us today for compliance, consulting, or engineering testing to evaluate your devices for your HAC testing needs.

Our team of over 9,000 Engaged Experts in North America, Europe, The Middle East, Australia, Asia and Africa are ready to help you.