Share your experiences to help research

Researchers at the Centre for Appearance Research at the University of the West of England previously conducted research into appearance altering conditions (or ‘visible difference’) and romantic relationships, which you can hear about here The issue of telling a new partner about one’s visible difference arose in that study and so the researchers are […]

MED-EL Meet Up

MED-EL MEET UP Hearing Implant Information Day – Free Event For people using or considering a cochlear implant, middle ear implant, or bone conduction implant. 10:00am – 3:30pm, Saturday 9th March 2019 The Queen’s Hotel, Leeds LS1 4DY Existing Implant User? Come along to see ‘what’s new’, receive tips and advice about getting the most […]

Microtia UK Grants Available!

We can allocate grants for Microtia UK related projects. The deadline for the next grants is 30th November 2018 If you are interested or know of a project which would benefit those with microtia, can you please send you basic proposal to You might be then requested to provide more information. The decision what […]

Centre for Appearance Research

Researchers from the Centre for Appearance Research at UWE Bristol are running an online research survey for UK-based adults (18+) who have a visible difference, for example due to microtia. The study is concerned with how much looks affect the way people live. It takes about 20 minutes, and participants can enter a draw for […]

GOSH to open state-of-the-art centre for children with hearing and sight loss

The centre will serve the needs of 8,000 patients each year and cost £25 million to build. Today (23rd July), Great Ormond Street Hospital announces plans for the Sight and Sound Centre, supported by Premier Inn and Restaurants. The centre, due to open in 2020, will be the first dedicated medical facility for children with […]

Microtia UK mentioned on Paul O’Grady’s show

Dog lover Paul O’Grady (pictured above) has spent years filming the highs and lows of life at Battersea Dogs & Cats Home, but for his moving new series, Paul O’Grady’s Little Heroes, he’s turning his attention to the fantastic work of Great Ormond Street Hospital in central London, proving he’s a natural with both animals and […]

Microtia UK Silent Auction

Microtia UK are holding a Silent Auction The auction will begin this evening (8th June) – with bids starting as low as £1! Go to the link and take a look at what amazing prizes are on offer – from family tickets to The Curious Arts Festival, signed items from Lewis Hamilton, Manchester United & […]

New book now available

Microtia, Sophie’s Little Adventure by Dawn Calvert This very helpful and informative book for those who have children with Microtia, or have the condition themselves. Dawn says, “Sophie was born with two small ears and we all found ourselves struggling to understand Microtia and how to deal with it. I then realised that although there […]