Founded in 1948 by American war hero Ken Dahlberg, Miracle-Ear is celebrating 70 years of hearing innovation!
Take a look at some other things that happened in 1948:
- The Word Health Organization was established on April 7th with the objective of researching health issues, eradicating disease and promoting healthy lifestyle practices worldwide.
- Velcro was invented in Switzerland by George deMestral.
- ABC enters network TV on August 10th.
- The popular game of Scrabble was introduced by James Brunot.
- NASCAR holds its first race for modified stock cars at Daytona Beach.
- The first Polaroid camera goes on sale for $89.75.
- U.S President Harry Truman signs the Marshall Plan, which gives aid to 16 European countries.
- Professional wrestling premieres on prime-time network TV.
Some well-known people were born the same year we were, including:
- Alice Cooper
- James Taylor
- Olivia Newton-John
- Prince Charles
- Samuel L. Jackson
- Ozzy Osbourne
- Steven Tyler
- Stevie Nicks
- Billy Crystal
- Al Gore
- Ina Garten
We believe the sounds of life keep us connected to the people and things we love. That’s why, after 70 years, we continue to be committed to eliminating the stigma around hearing loss and providing quality, life-changing resources to our customers.
Founder Ken Dahlberg
Ken Dahlberg 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, his entrepreneurial spirit kicked in as he started a small electronics company in 1948. Shortly thereafter, a team of scientists and Ken invented the first Miracle-Ear hearing aid. Seventy years later, there are over 1,400 Miracle-Ear Centers nationwide dedicated to helping millions of people hear better.