While I’m plugging surveys, I might as well put this one up. I won’t be able to take it, but somebody might be able to use it. Here’s a brief explanation of the survey.
November 12, 2010
The 2010 Hearing Aid Compatibility Survey conducted by the Wireless RERC
The Hearing Aid Compatibility Act of 1988 (HAC Act) requires that landline telephones manufactured or imported for use in the United States after August 1989 be hearing aid-compatible. In 2003, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) adopted rules to make digital wireless telephones (cellphones) compatible with hearing aids and cochlear implants.
The Wireless Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center (Wireless RERC) monitors this regulation and is interested in how it impacts the usability of cell phones for people who use hearing aids and cochlear implants.
We invite people who use hearing aids or cochlear implants to participate in the survey regarding your use of your cell phone. We plan to conduct this survey annually to track any changes in cell phone and hearing aid compatibility.
So, if you use a hearing aid and a cellphone, go take the survey.