Category Archives: Microtia/ Atresia

Controlling the Narrative

Author: Teresa Kazemir When our newborn son was identified as hard of hearing, one of the things we worried about was the possibility that he would be teased or bullied because of his hearing equipment or his small, differently-shaped ears. … Continue reading 

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Paying it Forward: Passing on Some “Golden Nuggets” 

By Teresa Kazemir When I look back on how we raised our three kids, there are of course many things I now think we might have done differently. For example, it was a good idea to hide vegetables in their … Continue reading 

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Parent Connect Coffee Night ‘Microtia/Atresia’ 2020

Parent Connect Coffee Night on Zoom- Microtia/Atresia WHO: BC Hands & Voices & Guide By Your Side WHAT: Join us for a special parent night about Microtia/Atresia hosted by Jesse Kazemir, an Engineer and musician with bilateral microtia/atresia who wears BAHS (Bone Anchored Hearing … Continue reading 

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Helping your Child Succeed this Fall – Individual Education Plans Source: Children’s Craniofacial Association’s Parent Panel

The Children’s Craniofacial Association is an American organization that our family has followed since our child was born with facial differences. Their mission is to empower and give hope to individuals and families affected by facial differences. You can check … Continue reading 

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Turning Five – A Look Back As Our Daughter Graduates from Early Intervention Services

By: Rabab Albaharia My lovely daughter has turned five this year. At this age she has graduated from early intervention services, and after all the graduation excitement and the thrill of starting a new chapter of her life, I thought … Continue reading 

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Parent Coffee Night “Microtia/Atresia”

Thursday May 16th 7:00 – 9:00pm Location: Children’s Hearing & Speech, 3575 Kaslo St, Vancouver – Free Parking *Available for families living around the province via teleconference/ video-conference* Join us at a special parent coffee night about Microtia/Atresia. We are … Continue reading 

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Deaf Gain – Another Perspective

Author: Rabab Elbaharia The first time I heard the expression “Deaf Gain” I did not understand it. When I asked various people to help explain the phrase, I received answers such as “you can talk while your mouth is full … Continue reading 

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Never Mind, It’s Not Important = Never Mind, You’re Not Important

Author: Teresa Kazemir I was chatting with our adult son recently, reflecting back on his childhood, and the “no never mind” rule came up. I don’t recall who first taught me the “no never mind” rule so unfortunately I can’t … Continue reading 

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How to Customize your BAHA Soft Band

How to Customize a BAHA Soft Band A Bone Anchored Hearing Aid (BAHA) is a device that transmits sound to the inner ear directly through the bone of the skull, rather than through the ear canal. It can aid hearing … Continue reading 

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Bilateral BAHAs – Is Bilateral Better?

After using a Bone Anchored Hearing Aid (BAHA) for 6 years, our 14 year old son Jesse recently received his second BAHA – he “went bilateral.”  He was born with bilateral atresia (no ear canals or openings on either side) … Continue reading 

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