TIA-4953 License Agreement

TIA-4953 Compliant Logo Amplified for Mild, Moderate and Severe Hearing Loss

The amplified telephone industry has for several years encountered confusion and complaints regarding amplified telephone products’ advertised claims for 'gain' and other acoustic performance parameters. In response to these issues, the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA)'s TR-41 developed TIA-4953 (Amplified Telephone Measurement Procedures and Performance Requirements), which was published in August 2012. The Standard includes requirements for the acoustic performance of a telephone to meet the needs of people with hearing loss.

TIA is the owner of the TIA-4953 Compliant Logo Amplified for Mild, Moderate and Severe Hearing Loss for use in connection with corded and cordless wireline telephony equipment and other equipment that meet the requirements in the TIA-4953 Standard for high-gain amplified telephones.

Consumers through proper use of the TIA-4953 Compliant Logo will have a uniform means to identify TIA-4953 compliant products that are suitable to their individual needs.

The TIA-4953 Compliant Logo may already apply to an amplified telephone available on the market.

TIA is offering a limited, transferable, revocable, world-wide license to use the logo in connection with equipment that conforms to the Standard.

For additional information and to receive a copy of the License Agreement , please contact Andrew Kurtzman standards@tiaonline.org at (703) 907-7413.


HEARING LOSS ASSOCIATION ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA (HLAA)

June 27-30, 2013 Convention - In support of TIA's robust standards and policy programs supporting telecommunications accessibility issues, TIA had a booth at HLAA annual conference. The conference was a success, with lots of traffic at the TIA booth to discuss the recent developments in cordless phone technology improving services for the hearing impaired.

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NEED THE STANDARDS?

  • TIA-4953 - Telecommunications Telephone Terminal- Amplified Telephone Measurement Procedures and Performance Requirements.
  • TIA-1083-A - Telecommunications - Telephone Terminal Equipment - Handset Magnetic Measurement Procedures and Performance Requirements .
  • TSB-177-A - Telecommunications - Telephone Terminal Equipment - Guidelines for Marking and Labeling CPE Complying with TIA User Premises Equipment Standards.

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TIA-4953 Amplified Telephone Standard

TIA-4953 Amplified Telephone Standard

What are the benefits, advantages and value of the TIA-4953 Amplified Telephone Measurement Procedures and Performance Requirements Standard?

Technology access for the deaf and hard of hearing

Technology access for the deaf and hard of hearing

TIA and the Technology Access Program (TAP) of Gallaudet University recently announced a Friendship Agreement to facilitate communication regarding standards development for performance and accessibility for communications products.