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JLab Hear OTC vs Oticon Zircon

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

JLab Hear OTC
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Oticon Zircon
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Product Overview

Form Factor
Earbud
RITE
User Rating
Hearing Loss Level
Suitable For
  • Mild
  • Moderate
Suitable For
  • Mild
  • Moderate
  • Severe
Product Family
1 model
Retail Price
$79
$3,350

Sound Performance

Sound Score
3.6
N/A
Speech in quiet
2.7
N/A
Speech in noise
1.0
N/A
My own voice
1.8
N/A
No feedback issues
5.0
N/A
Streaming quality
4.6
N/A

Audio Comparison

Busy Café
Open Ear
Initial Fitting
Tuned Fitting
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Quiet Office
Open Ear
Initial Fitting
Tuned Fitting
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Streaming Music
Open Ear
Initial Fitting
Tuned Fitting
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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)
  • SBC
  • AAC
Protocol
  • Made for iPhone (MFi)
  • Android (ASHA)
Disposable Batteries
Hands-Free Calling
Protocol
  • Bluetooth® (HFP)
Protocol
  • Made for iPhone (MFi)
  • Accessory required (Android)
IP Rating (Liquid)
4
8
IP Rating (Solid)
6
Made For iPhone
Lowest iOS Version
9.2
Push Button
Push Button Options
  • Program control
  • Volume Control
  • Mute control
Rechargeable Batteries
Battery Type
Lithium-ion
Battery Type
Lithium-ion
Tap Controls
Tap Options
  • Change program
  • Accept/end calls
Telecoil
Yes
Volume Rocker
Yes

Software Features

Active Noise Cancellation (ANC)
Yes
Adjustment Bands
Adjustment Bands: 14
Directionality
Yes
Feedback Suppression
Yes
Feedback Shield
SuperShield
Frequency Lowering
Speech Rescue™
Processing Channels
Processing Channels: 48
Spatial Noise Cancellation
OpenSound Navigator™: On
Streaming Bass Boost
Yes
Sudden Loud Noise Reduction
Transient Noise Management: On/Off
Tinnitus Relief
Tinnitus SoundSupport™
Unique Amplification Strategy
Speech Guard™
Wind Noise Reduction
Wind Noise Management

Accessories

Battery Charger
  • Oticon charger
  • SmartCharger
Bluetooth Streamer
  • ConnectClip
CROS System
  • CROS PX
Landline to Streaming
  • Phone Adapter 2.0
Remote Adjustments
  • Companion App
Remote Control
  • Remote Control 3.0
  • ConnectClip
  • Companion App
Remote Microphone
  • ConnectClip
Smartphone App
  • On App
  • Companion App
Smartphone Streamer + Hands Free
  • ConnectClip
TV Streamer
  • TV Adapter 3.0