Ear Community is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that helps microtia and atresia families around the world. According to the Ear Community website, microtia is a congenital deformity of the outer ear that develops during the first trimester of pregnancy, and is often accompanied by atresia, an absence or closure of the external auditory ear canal. 

Ear Community announced it will host six family picnics in the United States this year! Microtia and atresia, hemifacial microsomia (HFM), Goldenhar syndrome, and Treacher Collins syndrome (TCS) families…please join us!  

Our summer picnics provide a wonderful opportunity for everyone to come together in the same situation, share experiences, and maybe even make a new friend. Lunch will be provided and there will be lots of fun for the kids. Representatives from hearing device companies will be available so you can learn more about the latest Baha/BAHS/sound processors and try these hearing devices on if you haven’t had the chance to do so already. 

We’ll have representatives from various medical device companies with helpful options for microtia and atresia as well helpful ear reconstructive surgeons, ENTs, audiologists, anaplastologists, and therapists mingling with all of us to help find answers to our questions. So, please enjoy a FUN and FREE day out with the kids!  Please RSVP to the following hosts at a picnic near you. We look forward to seeing everyone this summer! -The Ear Community Organization

Our Ear Community Picnics are Proudly Sponsored by

Cochlear, Oticon Medical, Med-El, Stryker, Medtronic, and Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Picnic Locations:

June 15, 2019, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Fullerton, California – RSVP to Heidi at: EarCommunityCaliforniaPicnic@gmail.com

June 29, 2019, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

South Bend, Indiana – RSVP to Heidi at: EarCommunityIndianaPicnic@gmail.com

Boston, Massachusetts – RSVP to Heidi at: EarCommunityMassPicnic@gmail.com

July 13, 2019, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Broomfield, Colorado – RSVP to Melissa at: ColoradoMicrotia@hotmail.com

July 20, 2019, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Nashville, Tennessee – RSVP to Melissa at: TennesseeEarCommunityPicnic@gmail.com

August 3, 2019, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. 

West Orange, New Jersey – RSVP to Heidi at: EarCommunityNewJerseyPicnic@gmail.com

Source: Ear Community

Images: Ear Community