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About Our Auction
To raise funds for Microtia UK to help them to achieve their objectives and fund further projects
About Microtia UK
Microtia is a condition where children are born with one or both underdeveloped ears or missing ears. Apart from the visiual difference it usually has significant impact on childrens hearing.
1:7000 children have this condition.
It also can be associated with one part of face being smaller then other, issues with heart, kidneys or spine.
Microtia UK's Aims and Objectives
We aim to keep up to date with the medical, scientific and technological advances within the fields of Microtia, hearing and reconstruction.
By keeping up to date with the advances in the area of Microtia and by giving parents a range of information we hope that they will be able to make informed choices about what is best for their child in conjunction with the professionals involved with the family.
We aim to organise annual events where families and medical professionals can come together to share information and discuss issues.
We aim to educate families, schools and medics about how to view 'difference' positively.
We are interested in developing psychological research related to a range of Microtia issues (including how people with Microtia view themselves; what is the psychological impact of having reconstructive surgery as a young child).
We would like to raise awareness of and campaign for equal access to hearing aids for all children with Microtia (unilateral and bilateral).
We would like to develop a range of publications and resources to support people with Microtia and the professionals that work in the field of Microtia.
We would like to be involved in the decision making at a management and policy level.