Where can I buy a hearing aid compatible mobile phone? .

The Mobile Accessibility website has information about mobile handsets from several large manufacturers.

However, the number of mobile handsets available in the UK which work well with a hearing aid switched to ‘T’ is still relatively small.

Specialist mobile handsets with a rating of at least T3/M3 are available from commercial suppliers and also from charities supporting deaf people.

If you use a search engine to look for “hearing aid compatible mobile phones” and restrict your search to the UK, you should find a wide range of suppliers.

If you are a deaf person buying a specialist handset for your own use you should not need to pay VAT - your supplier will be able to advise you.

Action on Hearing Loss produces a factsheet (downloads a MS Word doc) about mobile phones, including more information about compatibility with hearing aids