Australia’s largest Microtia and Atresia Conference opens worlds


Some information  Source Lois Shuttleworth
Some information Source Lois Shuttleworth


International and national Microtia and Atresia leaders are gathering in Brisbane this weekend for Hear and Say’s biggest Microtia and Atresia Conference in Australia.

Microtia is a congenital disorder occurring in 1 of every  6,000 births world wide. Atresia is the absence of the external auditory ear canal, making it impossible for sound to travel through the ear.

Hear and Say CEO Chris McCarthy said the organisation is proud to be bringing some of the world’s best Microtia and Atresia professionals to the head office in Brisbane for the biggest Microtia and Atresia Conference in the country.

“The 7th annual Conference is the only one of its kind in Australia, providing information and support to families, but also professionals on options for treatment and management of Microtia and Atresia.”

Conference spokesperson Simone Cheadle said presentations will include understanding audiology, Atresia repair and implantable technologies.

“The Conference is a great opportunity for parents to obtain information about Microtia and Atresia, but also to get any questions they might have about it answered by professionals in the area,” Mrs Cheadle said.


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“Beside the presentations on Saturday, families will be offered workshops and with individual consultations on Sunday.”

The Conference is running Friday 4 to Sunday 6 September at 29 Nathan Avenue in Ashgrove, QLD.

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