Monthly Archives: June 2014

Ear Community Microtia and Atresia Summer Picnics Connect Families & Friends

As we’ve mentioned many times, one of our favorite things about summer is that it’s time for Ear Community’s Microtia and Atresia Summer Picnics. This year, in honor of the amazing connections that happen at these picnics, we’ll be sharing the experiences of attendees. We’ll start with an overview from the Founder of Ear Community, Melissa Tumblin.

“We had 220 people RSVP for our California picnic that took place in Pleasanton, California on June 21, 2014. We had Cochlear, Oticon Medical, and Stryker CMF as sponsors who attended to help families learn about their options. We had an anaplastologist there helping families not just learn about prosthetic ears, but to also physically see and touch them. Many people tune out the option for a prosthetic ear until they see how real they look and how well they can be matched to skin. Many times, in a line up, people can not pick out who is wearing a prosthetic ear because they look that real and blended,” Melissa explained. “We also had Dr. Joseph Roberson who joined us from the California Ear Institute as one of the world’s leading Otologists/Neurotologists for atresia repair and also Dr. Grant Fairbanks who helped families learn more about the rib graft option for external ear reconstruction.”

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12 Facts about Oticon Medical & Bone Anchored Hearing Systems (BAHS)

How long have bone anchored hearing systems been around? How are Oticon and Oticon Medical different? Where is the person I’m speaking to when I call customer support? These are all questions we’ve heard. So, we created a list of facts about both bone anchored hearing systems and Oticon Medical.

Did you know?

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Community Tech Tip: Two Easy Ways to Share to All of Your Social Networks

You asked, we listened. You asked for more information on how you can help spread the word about your experience. So, we’re offering regular tech tips. Each tech tip shares a free and unique social way to share your story and experience the stories of others. This week, we’re covering HootSuite’s Hootlet and Buffer, two apps that make sharing to social media so much easier.

Are you constantly sharing stories with friends via your social media accounts? Tired of how long it takes to log in to each one and post updates? You’re going to love these tools.

HootSuite’s Hootlet

HootsuiteHootSuite is a social media dashboard that allows you to monitor all of your social media feeds from a single place. It’s a great way to keep on top of what’s going on, and it’s also a great way to share the stories you love – especially with Hootlet.

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5 Minutes That Will Make a Difference: Register Your Ponto Warranty Today

Have you registered your Ponto warranty? If you haven’t already, you can today in less than 5 minutes.  OM Child

Here’s why that five minutes could save you time and money in the future: 

  1. You’ll receive reminders before your warranty expires.
  2. Avoid costly out of warranty repairs.
  3. Get access to special offers on accessories and warranty extensions.

Ponto-warranty-tumblerAlso, if you register today, you’ll receive a mug or tumbler with the Oticon Medical community manifesto

Have questions? Let us know in the comments section below or on Facebook or Twitter