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JLab Hear OTC vs Philips HearLink

Check out our comparison of the JLab Hear OTC vs Philips HearLink. 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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Philips HearLink
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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
$1,499

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)
IP Rating (Liquid)
4
8
IP Rating (Solid)
6
Made For iPhone
Lowest iOS Version
14.0
Push Button
Push Button Options
  • Program control
  • Volume 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

AI Noise Removal
Noise Reduction Mode: 4 options
Speech Clarifier: 3 options
Active Noise Cancellation (ANC)
Yes
Adjustment Bands
24
Adjustment Synchronization
Binaural Volume and Program Change
Directionality
Yes
Adaptive Directionality
Dynamic Directionality: 3 options
Fixed Directional
Ear Simulation
Pinna Mode: 2 options
Extended Dynamic Range
Yes
Extended bandwidth
10kHz
Feedback Suppression
Yes
Feedback Canceller
Frequency Lowering
Yes
Listening Programs
4
Noise Reduction
Comfort Control: 4 options
Soft Noise Management
Spatial Noise Cancellation
Binaural Noise Management
Sudden Loud Noise Reduction
SoundProtect Transient Noise Reduction: 6 options
Tinnitus Relief
Tinnitus SoundSupport
Wind Noise Reduction
SoundProtect Wind Noise Management

Accessories

Battery Charger
  • Standard Charger
  • Charger Plus
CROS System
  • CROS MNR T R
Remote Adjustments
  • HearLink 2 app
Remote Control
  • AudioClip
  • HearLink 2 app
  • Remote Control
Remote Microphone
  • AudioClip
Smartphone App
  • HearLink 2 app
Smartphone Streamer + Hands Free
  • AudioClip
TV Streamer
  • TV Adapter