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It’s been a year like never before, but prep student, Atticus has taken it all in his stride. For his parents, Karyn and Hamish, it was a justly proud moment when they first walked their son through the school gates. Karyn shares her family’s story from their home in regional Queensland, and the journey they have been on to reach this emotion-filled milestone. “Atticus was born with severe hearing loss in his left ear, and over time his hearing deteriorated until he eventually had profound hearing loss in both ears. When Atticus was seven months old, we came ...
At 9.10pm on 24 October 2013 our beautiful daughter Maia was born.
The moment of elation was short-lived as we immediately noticed her left ear was missing. I frantically looked to the medical team around me for answers but received none.
Panic set in as we waited 4 days in hospital for an ENT to explain her condition, by which point we already had all the answers from Simone, who runs the Microtia and Atresia Program at Hear and Say.