Microtia. What?

July 23, 2015 by nohandsbutours BAHA, Craniofacial, Family Stories, hearing loss, hemifacial microsomia, July 2015 Feature - Craniofacial, microtia, Sensory System, velopharyngeal Insufficiency 3 Comments

“My ear hurts mommy.” “Which ear honey? Do both ears hurt?” “No, silly. This one doesn’t hurt. It’s not open. It’s teeny tiny.” Olivia was 3 and this was the first time that I knew of that she noticed that her right ear didn’t match the left. We had never made a big deal out …Read More

When Labels Don’t Stick

October 15, 2014 by nohandsbutours Carrie, hearing loss, hemifacial microsomia, microtia, sedated ABR, Sensory System 4 Comments


It’s been a year since I paused while writing a post for this very site and glanced at the photo-listings for children on our agency’s website. And I saw her. It was a morning exactly like this one. I was up early, before the sun came up. The cup of coffee growing cold beside the …Read More


September 22, 2009 by nohandsbutours Craniofacial, Family Stories, hemifacial microsomia 0 Comments

by Melinda, mom to Meah from China with hemifacial microsomia When my husband and I were in the process of adopting again, we had looked at all the programs and chose to adopt minor special needs from Vietnam. We also thought we would adopt a 2 to 4 year old… little did we know. While …Read More

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