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This community is intended as a forum for anyone involved with, effected with, or affected by Aural Atresia and/or Microtia.




Topics include, but are not limited to:



Rib graft reconstruction

Polyethelyne (Medpor) implant reconstruction

Prosthetic Ears

Construction of the ear canal (Canalplasty or Atresia Repair)
Middle ear functional reconstruction (repair of middle ear bones)
Hearing aids

Bone Conduction Hearing Aids

BAHA (Bone Anchored Hearing Aids)

Insurance funding

Emotional Support



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For your reference, some acronyms used in the group:



UMA:unilateral microtia and atresia

RMA: right microtia and atresia (ie. unilateral on right side)

LMA: left microtia and atresia (ie. unilateral on left side)

BMA: Bilateral Microtia and Atresia

BAHA: Bone Anchored Hearing Aid

BCHA: Bone Conduction Hearing Aid

HFM: hemifacial microsomia

TCS: Treacher Collins Syndrome

HOH: Hard of Hearing

DHH: Deaf/Hard of Hearing

ASL: American Sign Language

BOR: Branchio-oto-renal Syndrome

ABR: Auditory Brainstem Response (same as BAER)

BAER: Brainstem Auditory Evoked Response (same as ABR)

BTE: Behind The Ear (As in BTE Hearing Aids)

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  • Oct 15, 2001
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