Ear Community Brochure

Ear Community is a 501(c)(3) charitable nonprofit organization that helps children and adults who are born with Microtia (underdeveloped ears) and Atresia (absence of ear canals resulting in hearing loss). Microtia and Atresia are rare congenital deformities that occur in 1 out of every 6,000 births. Some children and adults have facial asymmetry, causing eating and breathing problems due to misaligned jaw structure. Because Microtia and Atresia are rare, many medical facilities around the world do not have enough information to provide families with all of their options that can help their loved ones live a better quality of life.

Ear Community is a parent driven organization that continues to help families with loved ones born withMicrotia and Atresia who are in the same situation. As of today, no one knows what causes Microtia and Atresia. Many families continue seeking multiple medical opinions when visiting with medical professionals trying to learn about all of their options. Ear Community not only offers a community support system, but also offers a tremendous means of education and is currently a leading helpful resource when it comes to Microtia and Atresia. Families can learn about surgical options, hearing devices, life stories, and much more. Ear Community’s website is also translatable in over 50 different languages, making the organization’s resources truly a global resource. Every day, individuals around the world continue to feel alone with Microtia and Atresia and are not informed of all of their options.

Ear Community helps promote awareness and education for thousands of parents and medical professionals around the world. Since 2011, Ear Community has helped bring together approximately 8,500 people in different countries through its family events and has helped thousands of people through our website (since 2010 through our FB support group). Ear Community has donated over 80 hearing devices to needy children and adults in many countries and has awarded nearly 10 college scholarships. Ear Community also tries to help with financial assistance toward reimbursement of travel costs when planning for surgery (when funds are available).  We even have our own National Microtia Awareness Day which takes place on November 9th every year.  Our organization also hopes to be a part of genetic research toward finding out why Microtia and Atresia happens to our children.

If you know someone who enjoys donating to charities, please let them know about www.EarCommunity.org and how they can help children and adults with Microtia and Atresia receive emotional support, obtain hearing devices, and receive college scholarships.

Federal Tax ID #: 46-0923897

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