Miracle-Ear Foundation Top Provider 2018

The Miracle-Ear Foundation has named Jon Miller, a hearing care professional from Temple, Texas, as the non-profit’s Top Provider for 2018. In 2018, Miller fitted a qualifying patient with free hearing aids on average every six business days, helping a total of 33 patients receive free hearing aids last year. He received the honor at Miracle-Ear’s annual convention on June 20 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

The Miracle-Ear Foundation helps those who are in need of hearing aids but cannot afford them. The program benefits underserved Americans with a limited income and no other resources for hearing aids, such as insurance, Medicaid, VA, or other state or federal programs.

“The whole reason I got into this business is to help people hear better,” said Miller. “The best thing about giving the Gift of Sound is the people who have sometimes lost the hope of ever getting help, and seeing their faces when you tell them ‘you’re taken care of.’”

The Miracle-Ear Foundation recognizes the previous year’s top provider annually at the Miracle-Ear convention. Miller was named Top Provider out of more than 700 hearing care professionals who gave the Gift of Sound through the Miracle Ear Foundation in 2018. Miller’s impressive 33 fittings contributed to an overall 2,138 new Foundation fittings last year. Jon has worked as a hearing aid specialist at Miracle Ear for over seven years and in addition to completing a record number of fittings this year, he also raised $585 to help his patients afford their hearing aids.

“'Don’t worry about it,' he said, ‘it will be okay,’” said Helen Pruett, one of Miller’s patients who qualified to receive the Gift of Sound. “He told me I got my hearing aids at no cost and that was wonderful.”

Since 1990, the Miracle-Ear Foundation has delivered the Gift of Sound™ to approximately 11,000 children and adults across the country, touching and transforming their lives.