What are the long-term effects of microtia on my child?

Treatments options and positive outcomes

The various effects of microtia are different for every child and every family. The good news is that most children with microtia grow up to have happy and productive lives. Concerns about not being able to hear from both ears should be discussed with your physician and/or audiologist, who may encourage hearing amplification or surgical reconstructive options. We encourage you and your family to have open discussions about it, knowing there are treatments options available if you so choose. Often we find that a child’s feelings about themselves mirror their parents’ or family’s feelings.