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Local Brisbane business owners and loving parents, Jay and Anna, found out that their beautiful little girl Harriet had a hearing loss at just one day old. Harriet was born with Microtia and Atresia, two separate conditions that relate to the development of the outer ear and the ear canal respectively. “We were all a little surprised initially. When Harriet was born one ear looked relatively developed, but the other didn’t look very normal so we knew there was an issue. “When Harriet was diagnosed with Microtia and Atresia, we were seen by so many people, it seemed ...
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.