We're excited to announce the winner of our grand prize 7-day Hawaiian cruise for two: Butler, PA, resident and Miracle-Ear customer George Pyle! The week-long vacation giveaway was part of a nationwide landmark celebration for our 71st anniversary.
“Three years ago, I lost my hearing instantly after completing a few rounds at a shooting range,” says George. “After four months of hearing loss, I went to Miracle-Ear. The staff was helpful in fitting me with the right hearing aid. I’m so surprised to have won this trip. I’m looking forward to experience a cruise with my wife, Carol. We’ve been married for 55 years.”
“With over 48 million American adults impacted by some degree of hearing loss, our goal was to bring awareness to the issue of hearing health” said Julia C. Beall-McKelvey BC-HIS, ACA, franchise owner of the Butler, PA Miracle-Ear center. “Our anniversary gave us a special chance to invite the community into our stores for free hearing tests and a chance to win a cruise. Plus, we were able to bring more awareness to the advancements in hearing aid solutions. Connecting with George through his experience with hearing loss makes this giveaway more special. We're excited to be sending George and his wife, Carol, on their first cruise and helping them celebrate 55 years of marriage.”
For over seven decades, Miracle-Ear has been committed to eliminating the stigma around hearing aids and hearing loss by providing quality, life-changing resources. Miracle-Ear has grown from its inception as a small electronics company in 1948 when founder, Ken Dahlberg, created the first Miracle-Ear hearing aid. Over 70 years later, Miracle-Ear has more than 1,500 locations across the United States dedicated to helping millions of people hear better. The first Miracle-Ear franchise in the United States was founded in 1984 in Harrisburg, Penn., by John Beall, and is now under the leadership of Julia C. Beall-McKelvey, John’s daughter. Under their leadership, the Beall family has grown the practice to include 32 professional hearing centers across Pennsylvania, where their Miracle-Ear team of professionals have fit 160,000 hearing instruments and helped more than 70,000 people.
Congratulations George and Carol!