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Welcome to the Microtia Australia Website.

This website has been set up for Australian patients, parents and family members of children with Microtia and Atresia, in an effort to help share information and resources.

Microtia is a condition characterised by an incomplete or underdeveloped ear. It literally comes from the words “micro” (small) and “otia” (ear).

Atresia is the absence or closure of the ear canal.

In Australia, Microtia and Atresia are relatively rare conditions.  Approximately only about a dozen or so children are born here per year with Microtia.  Parents can therefore find it hard to get information and can also feel alone.  Although there are worldwide sources of information on Microtia, they can be difficult to find and it can also be a very time consuming exercise.  We therefore felt there was a need to put some information and resources together in one place.

This site is intended to provide useful information on Microtia and Atresia and hearing loss, information about all the current treatment and management options available to patients, helpful resources and avenues to connect with other families who have children with Microtia & Atresia.

The information on this website is a culmination of information that has been gathered from audiologists, Ear Nose and Throat (ENT) surgeons, plastic and reconstructive surgeons, speech pathologists, teachers, social workers, other medical professionals, medical companies and parents.

This website is designed to provide general information for educational and support purposes only.  It is not intended to be advice on medical care or treatment and is not a substitute for medical or professional care.  Please take a moment to read our disclaimer.