New HAC Deadlines Detailed; Website Compliance by September 3 and Certifications by October 3

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A new Hearing Aid Compatibility (HAC) public notice has been released providing information on the reformed HAC requirements adopted by the FCC last fall.  The public notice specifically details the following upcoming compliance deadlines:

  • HAC website compliance deadline is Monday, September 3, 2019;
  • HAC record retention compliance begins Monday, September 3, 2019;
  • HAC certification filing window covering calendar year 2018 is Monday, September 3 to Thursday, October 3, 2019; and
  • HAC certifications covering calendar years 2019 and beyond will be due each January 15 starting with filings in 2020 (i.e., just three months after the prior HAC filing).

The new service provider certification obligation uses electronic FCC Form 855 and replaces the prior FCC Form 655 filing.

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