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Miracle-Ear History

Since 1948, Miracle-Ear has been committed to superior hearing healthcare.

75 years of hearing innovation

Miracle-Ear has always been committed to providing quality, life-changing products to our customers. As an industry leader in hearing devices, Miracle-Ear has 75 years of experience in creating hearing aid products and solutions. We are a hearing aid company that has franchised and corporately-owned retail centers all over the United States. With over 1,500 locations, we strive to bring our customers leading-edge technology and hearing solutions that improve lives, relationships and communities.

Miracle-Ear founder Ken Dahlberg

Since 1948, Miracle-Ear has worked to offer the most discreet, attractive and advanced hearing solutions available. From creating the world’s first in-the-ear hearing aid to launching our latest top-of-the-line technology, our commitment to innovation and lifetime customer service* has helped millions of people hear better days.

Ken Dahlberg, founder of Miracle-Ear, was an American through and through. At 24, he joined the Army Air Corps and flew cover for the D-Day invasion in Normandy. He was shot down three times, escaped twice and ended the war in a POW camp.

When Ken returned home, he developed the pillow radio for hospital patient's private listening. When his idea was rejected by his employer, his entrepreneurial spirit kicked in and he started a small electronics company in 1948 called Dahlberg Inc.

Shortly thereafter, a team of scientists and Ken invented the first Miracle-Ear hearing aid. They were the first to put a transistor in hearing aids which allowed them to be smaller making the hearing aids nearly invisible. In 1955 they created the first all-in-the-ear hearing aid, meaning they didn't need the long cords to connect the hearing aid receivers to the microphones. Seventy years later, there are over 1,500 Miracle-Ear Centers nationwide dedicated to helping millions of people hear better. 

Hearing health care leader

It takes a dedicated, experienced and passionate team to the build the lasting relationships that make Miracle-Ear a trusted industry leader. When you purchase a Miracle-Ear hearing aid, you’re investing in the peace of mind that comes from:

  • 75 years of industry expertise
  • Best-in-class products with the leading digital technology
  • A lifetime of aftercare at no charge, including hearing aid checkups, cleaning and adjustment*
  • Access to care at all of our 1,500 locations across the United States
  • Licensed, certified and extensively trained hearing care professionals
  • Comfort of having a 30-day satisfaction guarantee, plus a 3-year limited** warranty and 3-year loss and damage protection

Here’s to more than seven decades of creating miracles!

Hearing care specialist and patient

The Gift of Sound

Through the Miracle-Ear Foundation®, we are working to give the gift of sound to the 7 million Americans who are unable to access the hearing treatment they need. We’ve donated more than 16,000 hearing aids to 9,000 children and adults nationwide to help them realize the full potential of their passions, relationships and lives.

*Miracle-Ear® lifetime aftercare not included with hearing aids purchased utilizing some insurance benefits.

** Limited warranty, see store or miracle-ear.com/warranty for details.

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