Now Available…A Helpful Course for Microtia and Atresia Families and Medical Professionals on Options and Experience



Hello Everyone!
On, Tuesday, April 23, 2013, I presented an educational session through AudiologyOnline (sponsored by Oticon Medical) about Microtia and Atresia discussing all options that are currently available along with sharing my own experience with Microtia and Atresia after my youngest daughter was born with Microtia and Atresia of her right ear.  This presentation/session is FREE and available to anyone who is willing to learn more about Microtia and Atresia.  The session is titled:  Microtia and Aural Atresia:  A Parent’s Perspective and can be found under the course number:  #22454.  This course has been recorded and is available at the following archived link:

This session was originally offered to medical professionals for 1 CEU contact hour of credit and was accredited in the following countries:  United States, Canada, Australia, UK, and for the International Hearing Society.  AAA/0.1 Intermediate; ACAud/1.0; ASHA/0.1 Intermediate, Professional; BAA/1.0; CAA/1.0; CASLPA/1.0; IHS/1.0; Kansas DHE, LTS-S0035/1.0

The following are reviewer comments made by medical and industry professionals who have listened to this presentation/session:

(4 stars)
Review by: Member on May 2, 2013
It’s important to hear feedback from parents/patients to learn how to improve care.
(4 stars)
Review by: Member on May 1, 2013
It presented a parent’s perspective which is often difficult and tedious to obtain.
(5 stars)
Review by: Member on April 29, 2013
A parent’s perspective is a refreshing change and she did it in a professional manner.
(4 stars)
Review by: Member on April 29, 2013
Great organization and delivery by an advocate. The presenter has lived the experience making it very relevant to all participating.
(4 stars)
Review by: Member on April 28, 2013
clear speaker, helpful “real-life” examples
(5 stars)
Review by: Member on April 24, 2013
that more children may benefit by the knowledge we share with each other.
*  I will be speaking at the EAA Educational Audiology Association conference taking place on Friday, June 28th from 10AM to 11:30AM at the Montelucia Resort and Spa in Scottsdale, Arizona.  This presentation will offer 1.5 CEU credits to medical professionals who attend this presentation.  For more details about this conference, please visit:
*  I am thankful for both the medical and industry professionals and the Microtia and Atresia families I have been able to connect with over the past 3.5 years since my daughter was born.  I have learned from all of you and thank you for helping us find our way!  I hope to continue to help many others along their journey with Microtia and Atresia as well.  Thank you also to Oticon Medical and AudiologyOnline for believing in me and supporting a parent advocate.  Thanks for giving me the chance to help promote awareness, advocacy, and for just being given the opportunity to be listened to in hopes of making things easier for the next family who has a child born with Microtia and Atresia.
Thank you!
Melissa Tumblin
Founder and Executive Director of Ear Community
Founder of the Microtia and Atresia Support Group on Facebook


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