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CANADA: New Date For The Entry Into Force of RSS-HAC Issue 2

Early in May 2023, the Engineering, Planning, and Standards Branch of ISED Canada, notified that the standard for Hearing Aid Compatibility and Volume control (RSS-HAC, Issue 2) has a new date of enforcement.

On the Standard website, there is an announcement that “Manufacturers shall ensure that all radio apparatus that falls under this standard is compliant with the requirements of this standard no later than January 1, 2026.”

This standard was updated for the last time in April 2022 to introduce ANSI C63.19-2019 as the main technical reference for testing and validation of product compliance. The May 2023 announcement is just related to the date of enforcement.

Type Approval Impacted? No
Spectrum Impacted? No
Imports Impacted? No
Standards: RSS-HAC Issue 2
Product Impacted? Smartphones; Feature Phones; Wi-Fi and IP based telephone handsets

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