Since 1948, Miracle-Ear has been committed to eliminating the stigma around hearing loss and providing quality, life-changing products to our customers.
As an industry leader in hearing devices, Miracle-Ear has over 65 years of experience in creating hearing aid products and solutions. We are a hearing healthcare company with over 1,400 locations across North America. 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.
Amplifon, (Miracle-Ear’s parent company) is the global leader in hearing solutions. Amplifon, listed on the STAR segment of the Italian Stock Exchange, is the global leader in hearing solutions and services for retail expertise, customization and consumer care. Through a network of over 3,650 points of sale, 3,600 service centres and 1,750 affiliates, Amplifon is active in 22 countries across 5 continents.