Are Miracle Ear Hearing Aids the Best Choice for Everyone?
Miracle Ear hearing aids are available nationwide. Are they right for you?
Miracle Ear is a hearing aid franchise consisting of more than 1,200 locations as of 2014. The company expanded into Canada in that same year. It’s owned by Amplifon, an Italian company, that distributes hearing aids throughout the world.
A Miracle Ear hearing aid is often what comes to mind when people think of hearing loss, party because it’s a brand that has been well-known to Americans for decades. In 1948, former Telex Communications (another hearing aid manufacturer) employee Kenneth Dahlberg started manufacturing his own line of hearing devices. They created the first in-the-ear (ITE) hearing aid in 1955, and had a unique solar powered model as well. Other innovations included the first the first device to use integrated circuitry and the first programmable hearing aid to make it to market in 1988.
When buying through Miracle Ear cost is a major consideration. Miracle Ear hearing aid prices can range from $1,000 to $10,000. It’s somewhat difficult to determine exactly what Miracle Ear prices are because because the company’s website doesn’t list an official ‘Miracle Ear Price List’ requiring potential customers to visit a franchise office for a sales pitch.
Since the brand is so well-known and part of such a large multinational corporation, Miracle Ear reviews are plentiful online. While reviews of Miracle Ear hearing aid models like the Genius and ME are pretty good overall, there are some negative reviews to be found on the site ConsumerAffairs.com.
These are some examples of customers who weren’t satisfied with their purchase from the hearing giant:
“Miracle-Ear Ocean Springs MS and New Windsor NY – I purchased the hearing aids May of 2017. They have been nothing but trouble. The right ear has shut down three times. The technician say it was caused from wax build up. This time, there was no wax. Additionally they can't get either ear to hear clearly and without static. Static that my wife can hear. Imagine the damage it is future causing. Technician says it's because she doesn't have my original hearing test since I bought them from another state. Also weeks have to go by to get an appointment. I WANT MY MONEY BACK $6000.00 DOLLARS PLUS.”
- Michael L of Moss Point, MS
“Went to the Miracle Ear store in Hicksville, New York on August the 8th, 2017. Met with the "hearing aid specialist". During our discussion I told him the price range that I was able to afford. After testing my hearing came the big sell, I was quite dismayed that he pitched a pair of hearing aids that cost $6700. Out of my price range. I left after the hard sell not buying anything from them. Fast forward 2 weeks later I get a letter in the mail from the bank. Miracle Aid deals with in financing hearing aids. Without my knowledge, authorization or consent they opened up a credit line in my name. It took me some time to get this unauthorized account closed. Beware if you deal with Miracle Ear.”
- Martin of North Massapequa, NY
“Nowadays I feel there are too many companies taking advantage of the elderly. My parents live alone in South Carolina. I am in TN. My father recently purchased a hearing aid from your company for over 5,000 dollars. From day 1 he has nothing but issues. Never helped him. 1 year later (yesterday) he was told it was not strong enough he would need the 8,000 dollar unit. I find this unacceptable to have paid that much for the wrong one.”
- Donna of Sevierville, TN
At EarMall, we have a completely different approach to selling hearing aids. We’ve been selling our brand, iHear, online since 1998. And unlike the Miracle Ear hearing center or any other traditional store, you never have to visit an office for a fitting.
All of our models, from our $249 Original iHear all the way up to our flagship iHear Advantage Recharge and iHear Icon are one size fits all and are easy to adjust.
Here’s what just a few of our happy customers have to say:
“As good as the $6,000 RIC style Miracle Ear tried to sell me. But better warranty. They work great.”
- Henry, United States
“I just wanted to thank you for making hearing affordable for my dad. He cried when he put the iHears in because he didn't know what he'd been missing.”
- Gary, United States
“I just wanted to let you know how pleased I am with the open-fit behind-the-ear hearing device I purchased from you a couple of months ago for my left ear. It has transformed my hearing. As for the price - fantastic.”
- Ray, New Zealand
“I would recommend EarMall to anybody that has hearing loss and are looking for affordable, high quality hearing aids. I for one will never get hearing aids through a hearing clinic provider ever again.”
- Tanya, United States
Click below to check out each iHear to find the one that is best for you. Each comes with full warranty, 30 day money-back guarantee, and compares favorably with Miracle Ear hearing aids or any other manufacturer.