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Eargo Link vs JLab Hear OTC

Check out our comparison of the Eargo Link vs JLab Hear OTC. Listen to audio samples and see how the two hearing aids differ in terms of sound performance, features, accessories, and more.

Eargo Link
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JLab Hear OTC
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Product Overview

Form Factor
Earbud
Earbud
Hearing Loss Level
Suitable For
  • Mild
  • Moderate
Suitable For
  • Mild
  • Moderate
Product Family
1 model
1 model
Retail Price
$799
$79

Sound Performance

Sound Score
3.9
3.6
Speech in quiet
3.2
2.7
Speech in noise
1.7
1.0
My own voice
2.9
1.8
No feedback issues
4.6
5.0
Streaming quality
3.2
4.6

Audio Comparison

Busy Café
Open Ear
Initial Fitting
Tuned Fitting
Open Ear
Initial Fitting
Tuned Fitting
Quiet Office
Open Ear
Initial Fitting
Tuned Fitting
Open Ear
Initial Fitting
Tuned Fitting
Streaming Music
Open Ear
Initial Fitting
Tuned Fitting
Open Ear
Initial Fitting
Tuned Fitting
HearingTracker partners with HearAdvisor to provide recordings and performance data from an acoustic laboratory that follows the standard scientific procedures described in this whitepaper. All hearing aids are fitted and performance-tested for mild sloping to moderate hearing loss. All audio samples cutoff above 10kHz.

Hardware Features

Bluetooth® Audio
Protocol
  • Bluetooth® (A2DP)
  • Bluetooth® Low Energy (LE)
Protocol
  • Bluetooth® (A2DP)
  • SBC
  • AAC
Hands-Free Calling
Yes
Protocol
  • Bluetooth® (HFP)
IP Rating (Liquid)
4
Rechargeable Batteries
Battery Type
Lithium-ion
Battery Type
Lithium-ion
Tap Controls
Tap Options
  • Change program
  • Accept/end calls
  • Pause/Resume
  • ANC On/Off
Tap Options
  • Change program
  • Accept/end calls

Software Features

Active Noise Cancellation (ANC)
Yes
Yes
Directionality
Yes
Feedback Suppression
Yes
Yes
Noise Reduction
Yes

Accessories

Battery Charger
  • Link Charger