Miracle-Ear History

Since 1948, Miracle-Ear has been committed to eliminating the stigma around hearing loss and providing quality, life-changing products to our customers.

Lifetime Commitment

Throughout our history, innovative technology, quality products and on-going personal care have been a part of the Miracle-Ear experience. We're proud of our lifetime commitment to our customers and their care.
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About Us

As an industry leader in hearing devices, Miracle-Ear has 70 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 1,400 locations, we strive to bring our customers leading-edge technology and hearing solutions that improve lives, relationships and communities. 

History of Innovation

"Miracle-Ear" first started as a hearing aid manufactured by Dahlberg Electronics, an electronics company founded by Kenneth Dahlberg in 1948. 

Soon after, Dahlberg Electronics began producing hearing aids with the brand-new transistor technology and released an all-transistor model in 1953. Just two years later, the first "in-the-ear" hearing aid was introduced. Far different from the current ITE models, the D-10 Magic Ear concealed all electronic components into an ear mold shell.

Dahlberg can also take credit for introducing the D-14 "Solar Ear" eyeglasses hearing aid, which utilized a solar cell for power.

Integrated circuitry and an ultra-low circuit technology were pioneered by Dahlberg Electronics in the 1960s and 70s. And in 1988, the company debuted the first-ever programmable hearing aid on the market, Miracle-Ear Dolphin. By 1997, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved claims that the Miracle-Ear devices improved hearing in the presence of background noise.

By 1998 Miracle-Ear introduced proprietary technology that enabled the hearing aid to be customized by the wearer.  And in 2003 the company's entire line of hearing aids moved to digital technology.

In the more recent years,  Miracle-Ear brought out the innovative Open Fit or Over the Ear design as well as the Miracle-Ear Mirage, a nearly invisible hearing aid that fits completely in the ear canal.

By 2013, Miracle-Ear launched a new technology platform that learned the wearer’s preferences to deliver proper amplification levels, while preserving natural acoustics. The movement to easier listening continued with the development of GENIUS™ and GENIUS™ 2.0 technology that boasts digital noise reduction, directionality and amplification, the proprietary Speech Isolation for the most natural sounds yet.

In 2018, Miracle-Ear introduced the most impressive technology yet: GENIUS™ 3.0 These hearing solutions feature the most natural sound available, direct binaural streaming and rechargeability. 2018 also marks the 70th anniversary of helping people hear their best.

About Amplifon

Amplifon, Miracle-Ear’s parent company and the global leader in the hearing care retail market, empowers people to rediscover all the emotions of sound. Amplifon’s 14,000 people worldwide strive every day to understand the unique needs of every customer, delivering exclusive, innovative and highly personalized products and services, to ensure everyone receives the very best solution and an outstanding experience. The Group operates through a network of over 10,000 points of sale in 22 Countries and 5 continents. More information about the Group is available at: www.amplifon.com/corporate.

About the Miracle-Ear Foundation

Since the Miracle-Ear Foundation started in 1990, more than 16,000 hearing aids have been donated to more than 9,100 recipients throughout the U.S., and the Foundation continues to help an increasing number of people every year. For more information, visit miracle-earfoundation.org.