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JLab Hear OTC vs Phonak Bolero M

Check out our comparison of the JLab Hear OTC vs Phonak Bolero M. 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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Phonak Bolero M
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Product Overview

Form Factor
Earbud
BTE-F
User Rating
Hearing Loss Level
Suitable For
  • Mild
  • Moderate
Suitable For
  • Mild
  • Moderate
  • Severe
Product Family
1 model
Retail Price
$79
$6,000

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
  • Bluetooth® (A2DP)
Disposable Batteries
Battery Size
312
Hands-Free Calling
Protocol
  • Bluetooth® (HFP)
Protocol
  • Bluetooth® (HFP)
IP Rating (Liquid)
4
8
IP Rating (Solid)
6
Push Button
Push Button Options
  • Program control
  • Volume Control
  • Mute control
Rechargeable Batteries
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
20
Adjustment Synchronization
QuickSync
Audio Stream Mixer
Environmental Balance
Automatic Phone Program
EasyPhone
Directionality
Yes
UltraZoom: Premium
Ear Simulation
Real Ear Sound
Echo Reduction
EchoBlock
Environmental Adaptation
AutoSense OS: 3.0
Feedback Suppression
Yes
WhistleBlock
Frequency Lowering
SoundRecover2
Listening Programs
3
New User Adaptation
auto Acclimatization
Noise Reduction
NoiseBlock
Occlusion Reduction
AOV
Phone in Stereo
DuoPhone
Preference Adaptation
User Preference Tuning
Spatial Noise Cancellation
SNR-Boost
Sudden Loud Noise Reduction
SoundRelax
Tinnitus Relief
Tinnitus Balance
Wind Noise Reduction
WindBlock

Accessories

3.5mm Line to Streaming
  • Roger EasyPen
Accessory Connectivity
  • RogerDirect™
Landline to Streaming
  • Roger Select™
Remote Adjustments
  • myPhonak App
Remote Control
  • myPhonak App
  • RemoteControl
Remote Mic Neckloop
  • Roger MyLink
Remote Microphone
  • Roger EasyPen
  • Roger Pen
  • Roger Select™
  • Roger Table Mic II
  • PartnerMic™
  • Roger On
Remote Microphone (Mesh)
  • Roger EasyPen
  • Roger Table Mic II
Smartphone App
  • myPhonak App
Smartphone Streamer
  • Roger Select™
Smartphone Streamer + Hands Free
  • Roger Select™
TV Streamer
  • Roger Select™
  • TV Connector
  • Roger On