TIA standard 1083 ensure that your wire-line, VOIP and WIMAX devices are "hearing-aid friendly." For years the hearing impaired were experiencing high interference on their hearing aid devices when using cordless telephones. TIA standards committee TR-41 created TIA 1083 to reduce the interference not only on cordless phones but on VOIP and WIMAX devices as well. Manufacturers like Panasonic and Uniden spoke to TIA Now about why they feel it necessary to work with TIA on creating a common standard to make telco devices more accessible to hearing impaired consumers.