What is Microtia / What is Atresia?
Microtia is a congenital deformity affecting the outer ear (pinna) where the ear does not fully develop during the first trimester of pregnancy. A Microtia ear is often smaller in size, can have a peanut shaped appearance, only have a small nub or lobe present, or be completely absent at birth. Microtia is Latin for the words micro and otia, meaning “little ear.” Microtia can affect one ear (unilaterally) or both ears (bilaterally). Microtia occurs in every 1 out of 6,000 to 12,000 births. The right ear is more commonly affected. Microtia is often accompanied by Atresia.
Atresia (also known as aural atresia) is the absence or closure of the external auditory ear canal. The malformation of the middle ear bones (incus, stapes, and malleus) may be affected including the narrowing of the ear canal, known as canal stenosis. Atresia is Latin for absence of an opening.
We meet with the neurologist next week to hopefully get some more answers.
For Shaylor and I to know what will be the best thing for Brynlee as far as hearing aids, implants, etc.
That Brynlee does not have chronic ear infections (With Atresia/Microtia she is more apt to get ear infections.)
Her neurology appointment next week
She can hear!!!!!
We have felt such a peace during all of this. (We know it is because of all the prayers)