Helping children to reach their full potential.

2019 Microtia and Atresia 

Mini Conference Melbourne



The Hear and Say Australian Microtia and Atresia Support Centre is pleased to offer our first Microtia and Atresia Mini Conference in Melbourne.

WHEN: Saturday 6 July 2019, from 9:00am – 1:00pm

WHERE: East Melbourne Library

Meeting Room 
122 George St
East Melbourne VIC 3002

The day will include presentations on Audiology, Ear reconstruction, Navigating your journey and stories about growing up with microtia.

There will also be opportunity for individual consultations with Dr Joe Dusseldorp. Please note that this is by appointment only, book using the registration link below.




This conference is now accessible with NDIS funding, resulting in no out of pocket expenses for parents who have children with NDIS plans.


NDIS funded families

Cost per family: $229.28
(Four hours of parent training)

NDIS FAQs – Melbourne Microtia and Atresia Conference 2019

Families without NDIS funding

Subsidised funding is available, please register online. If you have any questions contact Hear and Say for more information.


Contact us: For any enquiries please contact Simone Cheadle on (07) 3850 2111 or email

Download conference brochure here

Maia’s Story

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.

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We'd love to hear from you!

Please feel free to call us on (07) 3850 2111 or visit the Contact Us page for more details.

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