Miracle Ear Hearing Aids

Costs, reviews, models and more

They’re one of the best known hearing aid brands in the world, and as the name implies, you’d expect Miracle Ear hearing aids to be nothing short of miraculous.

But are they?

How about their prices? Are they reliable? What are customers saying about them?

In this post we’ll touch on all of the above, and try to help you decide if Miracle Ear is right for you.

History of Miracle Ear

Miracle Ear is about as American as companies come.

Upon completion of a remarkable tour with the Army Air Corps in WWII, founder Ken Dahblerg started a small electronics company in 1948.

In the mid 1950’s Miracle Ear’s first “claim to fame” was their release of the world’s first all in-the-ear hearing aid, which at the time was quite a feat, and made possible by the newly invented transistor.

Miracle Ear enjoyed tremendous growth in the years that followed, and today has over 1,500 locations in the United States, some of which are corporately-owned retail stores, while others are franchised.

Who makes Miracle Ear hearing aids

Miracle Ear has a supply agreement with Sivantos, one of the world’s most reputable hearing aid manufacturers.

Sivantos manufacturers Signia hearing aids, and based on the pictures and technology descriptions on Miracle Ear’s website, it appears that Miracle Ear hearing aids may be private-labeled Signia hearing aids, or at least, very similar technology.

Are Miracle Ear hearing aids good?

Yes.

Since Miracle Ear is sourcing hearing aids from Sivantos, there is no question as to the quality of Miracle Ear hearing aids.

So, we know Miracle Ear hearing aids are good.

But, a hearing aid is only as good as the individual hearing care provider who is programming the hearing aid.

The correct question to ask then, is “are Miracle Ear hearing care providers good?”

The answer to that, of course, will vary depending on the location.

We’ll touch on this more below in the section.

Miracle Ear hearing aid prices

Miracle Ear doesn’t list prices on their website, but this isn’t uncommon in the hearing aid industry.

Miracle Ear hearing aids will retail for around the same price as an average hearing aid in the United States, $2300, though prices may be much more expensive as a result of a

Pros and cons of Miracle Ear hearing aids

Carefully weigh the pros and cons below before making a purchase decision.

Pros

  • Lifetime service: As long as your hearing aids last, service at any Miracle Ear location is included with your purchase at no additional cost.
  • Good technology: Because Miracle Ear sources their hearing aids from a reputable manufacturer, Sivantos, you can rest-assured that you are buying excellent technology.

Cons

  • Locked hearing aids: Miracle Ear hearing aids are locked by their software, which means that if you’re not happy with your provider, you’ll need to find another Miracle Ear store for programming of your hearing aids. A hearing aid dispenser outside of the network cannot adjust the aids. You may have to travel some distance to another Miracle Ear provider, because stores tend to get exclusive geographical territories.
  • Prices may be high: Because stores tend to get geographical territories exclusively, and locations are typically located a good distance from each other, there is little-to-no-pricing competition for a Miracle Ear model between various locations.
  • Limited selection: Most Miracle Ear centers offer Miracle Ear products exclusively, without access to other brands.

Miracle Ear hearing aid reviews

The most important thing to do when searching for Miracle Ear reviews is to search for local reviews, as the local provider you work with will make all the difference in your experience.

There are few product reviews on Miracle Ear hearing aids online, but the following resources provide a little insight, as of November ’20:

Retirement Living rates Miracle Ear 4 out of 5 stars, lauding their customer service, but noting that costs may be high.

Consumer Affairs ranks the company as 4.5 out of 5 stars based on 336 customer reviews, however, they do note that “pricing could be more transparent.”

Find a Miracle Ear hearing aid center

If you’re looking for a Miracle Ear location near you, we recommend using the website’s store locator tool.

You have nothing to lose by visiting a Miracle Ear for a free consultation, so you can get a feel for the local service provider and the complete package they offer.

Conclusion

Miracle Ear makes a good product, and the large size of their company means they certainly have the wherewithal to take care of their customers- wherever they may be.

We do strongly recommend reading reviews on your local Miracle Ear hearing aid center before paying them a visit.

The bottom line is, you could do a lot worse than Miracle Ear. If you are happy with the local Miracle Ear hearing care provider and feel their price is reasonable, Miracle Ear could be an excellent option.

A question for you

Have you tried Miracle Ear hearing aids? How was your experience?

Let us know in the comments below!

Jeff is a California licensed hearing aid dispenser and the President of ZipHearing- one of the largest discount hearing aid suppliers in the United States. Jeff lives in San Diego, CA with his wife and 2 young daughters. You can learn more about hearing aids and watch Jeff on ZipHearing's Youtube channel.

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11 Comments

    Linda Moore

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    at 7:16 pm

    I have miracle ear hearing aids for 5 years. They gave me another hearing test and say I need new ones. Problem. Price $5400.00 I can’t do this. I will have to find some other company

    I have miracle ear hearing aids for 5 years. They gave me another hearing test and say I need new ones. Problem. Price $5400.00 I can’t do this. I will have to find some other company

      Jeff Hall

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      at 8:12 am

      Hi Linda- give us a call! 800-731-6794, we’ll be happy to get you a second opinion and more affordable alternative locally.

      Hi Linda- give us a call! 800-731-6794, we’ll be happy to get you a second opinion and more affordable alternative locally.

    ronald christen

    Reply
    at 2:08 pm

    I have a pair of miracle ear hearing aids and i know why they just say ear, because only one works. right one is one hundred percent, left one is below zero.when the company or the dealer repairs it, it lasts between 8 hr and 11 days.

    I have a pair of miracle ear hearing aids and i know why they just say ear, because only one works. right one is one hundred percent, left one is below zero.when the company or the dealer repairs it, it lasts between 8 hr and 11 days.

    CARMEN LUEBBERS

    Reply
    at 12:50 pm

    my first pair of miracle ear hearing aids did not work properly or fit. they fell out of my ears. i called dennis biggs, the salesman, 2 days after he came out to my home. i said they did not work and i wanted my money back. he said he would be out in 2 weeks. he told me to wear them for 2 more weeks. i said i can not do that. they don’t stay in and don’t work right. he said he would be out in 2 more weeks. really?? what is wrong with this person? he debited my credit card in the meantime, 3 weeks from his first visit. i have had 3 hearing aids now which none worked for me. i asked for my money back every time! now they say they will not refund my money because it is over 30 days. of course it is! he made sure of that. they are crooks!!

    my first pair of miracle ear hearing aids did not work properly or fit. they fell out of my ears. i called dennis biggs, the salesman, 2 days after he came out to my home. i said they did not work and i wanted my money back. he said he would be out in 2 weeks. he told me to wear them for 2 more weeks. i said i can not do that. they don’t stay in and don’t work right. he said he would be out in 2 more weeks. really?? what is wrong with this person? he debited my credit card in the meantime, 3 weeks from his first visit. i have had 3 hearing aids now which none worked for me. i asked for my money back every time! now they say they will not refund my money because it is over 30 days. of course it is! he made sure of that. they are crooks!!

    Jennifer

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    at 4:51 am

    Mircle ear will just take your money.Go to a real Dr.They are fake.Go to an audiologist.They will damage your ears worse.I wasted 6,500.

    Mircle ear will just take your money.Go to a real Dr.They are fake.Go to an audiologist.They will damage your ears worse.I wasted 6,500.

    Dick rademaker

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    at 5:21 pm

    I spent 2400.dollats on them about 3 years ago and whie i had the warantee on them my puppy disvovered them on my night stand and chewed one of them. They wanted another 995.00 to replace it. This occured at the store on bell road anf 99th abenue in sun city, arizpna. I went avrosd bell road anf spent another 2400.00 ay zoonds and they give very good service. Dick r.

    I spent 2400.dollats on them about 3 years ago and whie i had the warantee on them my puppy disvovered them on my night stand and chewed one of them. They wanted another 995.00 to replace it. This occured at the store on bell road anf 99th abenue in sun city, arizpna. I went avrosd bell road anf spent another 2400.00 ay zoonds and they give very good service. Dick r.

    Deb

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    at 6:11 pm

    Payed 10,000 for hearing aid at miracle ear in Albany. Warranty is over I take them to your store something is wrong with one . No one in store is ever the same and when I take them in she’s says husband hasn’t been in in a while and warranty is over and then it was like I was a bag of trash that needed to go out to side walk. I knew what they wanted was like they did for dad when one set needed work he had to trade them in and get another set. I don’t think so

    Payed 10,000 for hearing aid at miracle ear in Albany. Warranty is over I take them to your store something is wrong with one . No one in store is ever the same and when I take them in she’s says husband hasn’t been in in a while and warranty is over and then it was like I was a bag of trash that needed to go out to side walk. I knew what they wanted was like they did for dad when one set needed work he had to trade them in and get another set. I don’t think so

    Carol Riley

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    at 2:01 pm

    Mircale ear in Owensboro Ky. Has give my poor mother the run around for 18 months. Sad they can’t get her hearing aid to work in her ear. She paid 3000$ for them. And has only been able to wear one of them. I’m going with her Friday to see if I can get something done.

    Mircale ear in Owensboro Ky. Has give my poor mother the run around for 18 months. Sad they can’t get her hearing aid to work in her ear. She paid 3000$ for them. And has only been able to wear one of them. I’m going with her Friday to see if I can get something done.

    Linda shear

    Reply
    at 5:06 pm

    Tina,
    Where are you located? My husband needs hearing aids so badly! He lives in silence, but we have been burned a couple of times and are afraid to pursue further. Thanks for getting back to me. We live on watts bar lake tn.

    Tina,
    Where are you located? My husband needs hearing aids so badly! He lives in silence, but we have been burned a couple of times and are afraid to pursue further. Thanks for getting back to me. We live on watts bar lake tn.

    Tina

    Reply
    at 7:54 am

    Thank you for pointing out not all Miracle Ears Franchises are the same. I have been running my office for seven years and it sickens me to see these complaints online. I always wonder why that specialist didn’t do more to help. As far as the feedback issue with Miracle Ear… If a hearing aid is fit correctly, feedback should be minimal. The new RICs do not feedback at all. Even when fully compressed in the hand.

    Thank you for pointing out not all Miracle Ears Franchises are the same. I have been running my office for seven years and it sickens me to see these complaints online. I always wonder why that specialist didn’t do more to help. As far as the feedback issue with Miracle Ear… If a hearing aid is fit correctly, feedback should be minimal. The new RICs do not feedback at all. Even when fully compressed in the hand.

      Jeff

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      at 8:44 am

      Yeah, there are a lot of really unethical people out there! Good on you for doing right by your patients, and best of luck in your practice.

      Yeah, there are a lot of really unethical people out there! Good on you for doing right by your patients, and best of luck in your practice.

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