You may have heard of Miracle Ear, the worldwide distributor with over 1,400 locations in America.
They are becoming increasingly popular in the market, and many patients have asked us about whether they should get their hearing aids through them or through us.
If this thought has passed through your mind, then you’re not alone. We receive many questions each day, but the most frequently asked question that gets passed through our clinic regarding Miracle Ear is:
What’s the difference between Miracle Ear and audiology on Call?
This article will give you an honest and up-front review on both, helping to outline key advantages and disadvantages for each. That way, you can feel confident knowing you made the right decision.
Location and Convenience
While Miracle Ear has multiple locations, there’s no confirming that they are stocked in a nearby location to you.
It could be that the closest one to you is over 100 miles away, or you have to go out of town to access one; either way, it’s best to call ahead to check they have what you need!
When it’s something as serious as hearing, you want to be able to access technology immediately, without having to travel far and wide.
With our service, we can travel to you, allowing you to access your important healthcare from the comfort of your home.
The Hearing Assessment
Before we recommend any type of technology, we will always conduct a hearing assessment as it helps to indicate what type of device you would benefit from.
At Audiology on Call, we use a combination of expert methods to examine the degree of your hearing loss.
Using an otoscope, we conduct a physical examination of your ears, which analyzes your ears to a level that is not visible to the eye.
In comparison, a Miracle-Ear online hearing test is expected to take less than five minutes.
Upon completion, it will give you a score out of ten at the end to indicate the quality of your hearing.
While Miracle-Ear conducts a hearing test, which is a great first start, it might not be enough to assess the depth of your hearing loss.
Range of Products and Customizable Options
The benefit of both Audiology On Call and Miracle-Ear is that our hearing aids and devices can be custom-molded to fit the inside of your ear canal, ensuring optimum comfort.
It’s true Miracle Ear offer six hearing aid devices to choose from, which all include a range of features such as:
- Receiver-in-canal: GENIUS 3.0 RIC, Rechargeable LI RIC, Mini RIC
- Behind-the-ear: GENIUS 3.0 BTE
- Custom Fit (CIC ITE, IIC, ITE): ReadyFit CIC, Mirage IIC, Custom designs
But guess what, we offer that too! In fact, in comparison, Audiology On Call has a bigger variety of styles to fit your needs and personal preferences. With our constant contact, we can adjust and replace spare parts and help you with any of your concerns.
It’s true that Miracle-Ear has a great range of devices, but we would encourage you to read their reviews, as many users have reported a few issues.
Deciding which hearing aid is right for you is an important factor in your hearing journey.
It’s no lie that hearing aids are expensive, so you want to ensure that you’re making the right decision.
When it comes down to choosing the correct hearing technology for you, the decision is completely up to you, and everyone has their own personal preferences. Whatever your decision, we will be here to support you.
If you’d like to know more about anything else in this article or simply want guidance, contact a friendly team member, and we will be happy to help.