• Miracle-Ear, Inc.
5000 Cheshire Pkwy. N.
Plymouth, MN 55446
  • (877) 632-6320 / (763) 268-4000
  • (763) 268-4353 (Fax)

Established in 1948, Miracle-Ear, Inc. is a network of over 1,200 retail outlets that distribute hearing aids manufactured by M-E Manufacturing and Services Inc. ("MEMSI"), a subsidiaryof Siemens Medical Solutions. Miracle-Ear is a subsidiary of Amplifon S.p. A, a worldwide distributor of hearing aids based in Italy.

Franchisor Background

Year Established: 1948

Franchising Since: 1984

Operating Units

Franchised Units 1,292 99.5%
Company-Owned Units 7 0.5%
Total Operating Units 1,299 100%

Geographic Distribution

USA 1,297 100.0% In 50 States
Canada 0 0.0% In 0 Provinces
International 0 0.0% In 0 Foreign Countries
Total 1,297 100%

Multi-Unit Operators

Multi-Unit Operators N/A
Franchises Owned by Multi-Unit Operators N/A

North American Unit Density

Density Units
Pennsylvania 83
California 81
Florida 76

Registered in the following Registration States

California, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin

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Support and Training

General Information

IFA Member Yes
CFA Member No
Franchisee Association? No
Size of Corporate Staff 16
Site Selection
Lease Negotiation Assistance Yes
Financial Assistance Yes, Direct

Marketing Support

Co-Op Advertising No
National Advertising Yes
Regional Advertising Yes
Local Advertising Yes
Marketing Materials Brochures, Site Signs
Other Marketing Support Preferred marketing vendor relationships, field support team.

Ongoing Support

Central Data Processing Included
Central Purchasing N/A
Field Operation Evaluation Included
Field Training Included
Initial Store Opening Included
Inventory Control Yes, at additional cost
Franchisee Newsletter Included
Regional or National Meetings Yes, at additional cost
800 Telephone Hotline Included


Corporate Headquarters 1 Week
In Field 1 Week
Field Staff Training Ongoing
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Financial Requirements


Minimum Net Worth $100K
Cash Investment $75-100K
Total Investment $119-287.5K
Average Total Investment $203K


Initial Franchise Fee $30K
Average Franchise Fee N/A
On-Going Royalty $48.80/Hearing aid, $30.15/Audio Tone Pro
Average Royalty N/A
Advertising Fee 10%

Site Information and Requirements

Average Number of Full-Time Employees 2
Average Number of Part-Time Employees N/A
Space Needs (in square feet) 750
Preferred Site Types Free Standing Building, Storefront, Strip Center
Encourages Conversions Yes
Item 19 (Earnings Claim) Provided? Yes
Listed in the SBA Registry? Yes
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Franchisee Qualifications

Financial Net Worth 4
General Business Experience 4
Specific Industry Experience 3
Formal Education 2
Psychological Profile 1
Personal Interviews 5
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Terms of Contract

Term of Initial Contract 5
Term of Renewal Period 5
Passive Ownership? Not Allowed
Area Development
Yes, for 1 year
Franchisees Allowed to Expand Within Territory? Yes
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Expansion Plans

Projected New Units Over Next 12 Months 67
USA Yes, West, Midwest, SE, NE
Canada No
Overseas No, ND
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