It’s been another summer full of amazing picnics hosted by our friends over at Ear Community—with a few more still to come! Each year Ear Community hosts picnics all over the world, where families come together to learn from each other, discuss the latest hearing technology, have fun in the sun, and meet other members of the community!
“We had some special moments take place at our picnic in Colorado this year. Earlier in March, I had attended the EHDI meeting that took place in Kentucky where I met Shelby Bean. Shelby was born with BMA. Shelby told me he had never met anyone before who has Microtia/Atresia. Shelby and his entire family attended our Colorado picnic to be surrounded by other families in the same situation,” Melissa Tumblin, Founder of Ear Community, shared.
“We also had Nakia Wilkerson and her grandparents from Nebraska join us. Nakia’s parents were not able to attend, but they made sure Nakia would still attend so she could get to experience our picnic and meet others with Microtia and Atresia. Nakia is a young teen with RMA. My daughter, Ally, loved meeting her and seeing how a young pretty girl who is older than her still has her little Microtia ear and she is confident and proud of her ear.”
Here are some photos from the Colorado Picnic!
Here’s where you can learn more about the Ear Community Picnics and read the recaps of this year’s picnics.
If you didn’t have the chance to attend a picnic this summer, but would still like to meet someone with a hearing loss similar to your own or are considering a bone anchored hearing system, we’re happy to make an introduction!