Microtia Awareness Day
Microtia Awareness Day, November 9th, is dedicated to raising awareness and understanding of a congenital disorder, which derives its name from Latin words for little ears. Mark the calendar and think of the number 9 as the shape of an ear.
1 in 9,000
Microtia affects approximately one child out of every 9,000 people. Microtia occurs when the ear or ears do not fully develop during the 1st trimester of pregnancy. Although Microtia is present at birth, there is no explanation for why Microtia occurs. Those born with Microtia face hearing loss, facial difficulties, and the longing for social recognition.
For the majority of parents, the day of their child's birth goes from celebration to anxiety and confusion. They first notice the outward signs of the condition, rather than the birth of their beautiful new baby, a small, curiously shaped ear or no ear at all. Doctors and nurses may be well versed in the condition, depending on where these families live. Parents are reassuringly quick to educate and prepare parents. The disease is also present in other countries, but it is unusual in other regions. Any remaining sense of joy that comes with a birth is quickly shattered by misinformation or a lack of information.
Often when answers aren't forthcoming, hopes and aspirations are overshadowed by unnecessary obstacles to a joyful occasion. However, there are options and assistance! Public knowledge is encouraged by Microtia Awareness Day, which is held in the United States. In addition, the day spreads the hope that future generations of families will leave the hospital with more answers than concerns and their hopes for their children intact.
They're different, and people don't know they are different
They don't know they are any different from anyone else when they are born. Many in Microtia have shared similar tales of curious stares, bullying, or awkwardness. Every child's development and behavior as an adult is influenced by individual personalities, social conditioning, readily available medications, and bullying. We can stop bullying and open the way for a much more prosperous future by removing unnecessary boundaries and replacing them with tools, equipment, and assistance.
Advances in technology improve the lives of those with Microtia in addition to self-acceptance and loving oneself. Microtia is a disease that causes microtia. Those with microtia are among the inventions that support microtia.
- hearing aids
- surgical procedures
- New outer ears can be found thanks to bio-ears that produce new outer ears
- 3-D printing
However, research needs time, experiments, and assistance. And yet the untapped promise of 3-D printing is promising.
Those with Microtia are a wonderful group of people. Human support, education, and acceptance are all consistent, according to their stories, whether you're looking for or without technology, medical procedures, or innovative research.
#microtiaawarenessday is a trending topic on social media
Share your tale while celebrating the day. Learn more about Microtia and provide assistance to those with the disorder.
To post on social media, use the hashtag #MicrotiaAwarenessDay.
The history of microtia awareness day in the United States has a long tradition
In 2016, the Tumblin family donated Microtia Awareness Day, which was sponsored by the Ear Community Organization. Melissa Tumblin founded Ear Community in 2010 after stumbling through the hurdles and challenges of finding answers for her daughter when she was born with Microtia. Since then, Ear Community has brought over 6,500 people from around the world together at the organization's activities, making it possible to share experiences and resources.
The community is made up of not only children and adults with Microtia and their families, but also educators, advocates, and medical professionals from around the world who promote education and support for this amazing group of individuals. Members of the Board have the illness or a family friend who does, so they have direct personal experience with the challenges from a variety of viewpoints.