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ATRESIA MICROTIA & YOUR CHILD

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HOW TO OVERCOME THE HEARING IMPAIRMENT AND COSMETIC DEFORMITY CAUSED BY CONGENITAL AURAL ATRESIA AND MICROTIA

JOSEPH B. ROBERSON, JR., M.D.
HALEY M. ROBERSON, PA-C
The International Center for Atresia and Microtia Repair

Table of Contents:

Introduction
Why I Approach Being a Doctor as a Dad
What Is CAAM?
This Book’s Important Points
On Emotional Care and Family Support
On Evaluating Treatment Options
On Making Decisions
On Non-Family Relationships and Community Support
The Most Important Points of All
How to Use This Book
“My Life Could Have Been So Different”

Chapter 1: Hearing and Language Development
How Normal Hearing and Sound Work
The Components of the Hearing System
How Hearing Components Work Together to Create Sound
How the Hearing System Develops

Chapter 2: What’s Missing in CAAM?
Types of Hearing Loss
Types of CAAM
Causes of CAAM
How Hearing Systems are Impacted in Children with
Single-Sided CAAM
CAAM’s Impact on Language
What Humans Can Do with Two Ears
What to Do When Doctors Say One Ear Is Enough
Success After Surgery Is Possible

Chapter 3: Testing and Evaluation
Hearing (H)
Categories of Hearing Tests
Subjective Testing
Objective Testing
External Ear (E)
Atresia Score on CT (A)
Remnant Ear Lobe (R)
Mandible (M)
Asymmetry of Facial Soft Tissue (A)
Paralysis of Facial Nerve (P)
Syndromes (S)
Genetic Testing

Chapter 4: Treatment
When Should We Begin Treatment?
Assemble a Team of Medical Professionals
First Steps
A Brief Historical Perspective of CAAM Treatment
Surgical Options for Canal Surgery
Canal Surgery Situations
How to Prepare Your Child for Surgery
Hearing Devices
Microtia Repair Options
Hearing Results Following Surgery
Future Considerations
Special Conditions Some CAAM Patients Have
Ear Infections
Hearing Loss with Single-Sided CAAM
Bilateral CAAM
Sleep Apnea

Chapter 5: Bringing It All Together
What’s the Best Treatment?
International Conferences
Remote Consultation
In-Office Consultations
Global Hearing and CEI

Chapter 6: Other Resources
Evaluation Summary Timeline
About Dr. Joe Roberson
Endnotes

 


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