Microtia and Atresia

Microtia and Atresia are lesser known congenital birth defects that can impact on a child's hearing.



This congenital disorder occurs in 1 in 6,000 births world wide. It causes a deformity of one or both ears in which the outer ear is underdeveloped or absent. Microtia is almost always accompanied by Atresia because the baby's outer ear and the ear canal develop together during pregnancy.



Is the absence of an external ear canal and in many instances the ear drum and ear bones can also be affected. This means that as there is no canal for sound to travel through, these children are born with a conductive hearing loss.


Hear and Say run a Microtia and Atresia support program for families for families with children born with microtia and atresia. 


Australian MICROTIA AND ATRESIA Conference 


Friday 8th, Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th September 2017


Join us for the 2017 Australian Microtia and Artesia Conference brought to you by Hear and Say.


More information and registration for parents available here.


Thanks to Quota International Hear and Say has a number of scholarships available for parents to attend the conference. Download the application here and return by Friday August 4th to simone.cheadle@hearandsay.com.au or call Simone on 07 3850 2111 for more information.

More information and registration for professionals and students available here.


Stay up to date with the conference by following the Microtia & Atresia Conference Facebook event here.


Thanks to our conference sponsors: