With the Earicles Microtia Atresia Conferences being canceled due to COVID-19, Dr. Lewin hosted several, free, casual and interactive “Live Chats” to help educate families about microtia, atresia and hearing loss.

Recorded Live Chats

Osia 2i + PIER Surgery (2024) VIDEO
Dr. Lewin, Tiffany (Microtia Patient Liaison) and representatives from Cochlear discuss the advancements to the Osia bone conduction hearing solution along with PIER surgery.


Disney + PIER Surgery (2024) VIDEO
Veronica (Patient Care Coordinator, Disney Guru) and Tiffany (Microtia Patient Liaison) discuss the ideal timing of theme parks, post-op restrictions and pro-tips.


“Wonderfully Me” Books – Interview and Read Aloud (2024) VIDEO
Tiffany (Microtia Patient Liaison) interviews the Zingale family, authors of “Wonderfully Different, Wonderfully Me” and “Becoming a Super Sibling” books, addressing facial differences, hearing loss/Bahas and special needs.

PIER Travel Tips VIDEO
Tiffany (Microtia Patient Liaison), addresses flights, car rental, accommodations, things-to-do, medical supplies, clothing, siblings, help.
Microtia, Atresia & Hearing Loss VIDEO
Bea Smith, Doctor of Audiology, educates families on the speech banana, audiograms, BAHAs, assistive listening devices.
Caring for your Post-Op Ear VIDEO
Dr. Sheryl Lewin and her nurse, Maribel, discuss how to care for the ear after surgery including: post-op cleaning, applying ointments, the healing progress, physical activities, lifetime care.


Dr. Sheryl Lewin addresses Porous Implant Ear Reconstruction (PIER) risks including potential surgical and post-op complications. How common is a complication and how are they corrected?

Porous Implants VIDEO
Dr. Sheryl Lewin and Aaron Noble, CEO of Poriferous (Su-Por Implants) address common questions and myths about porous implants for microtia ear reconstruction,
PIER for Hemifacial Microsomia VIDEO
Dr. Sheryl Lewin discusses Porous Implant Ear Reconstruction for those with Hemifacial Microsomia, and how the timeline, surgical procedure and outcome may vary. 
Genetics for Microtia VIDEO
Dr. Pedro Sanchez, Director of Genetics at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, presents on Genetic and Environmental Influences of Microtia.
Dr. Sheryl Lewin answers the most common 10 questions followed by several from her live audience.  What is the best age to have surgery? Does the PIER ear grow? Can I swap out my old implant for a new 3D implant?
Facial Paralysis Q&A VIDEO
Dr. Andre Panossian, facial paralysis expert, explains diagnosing facial paralysis, treatment options, benefits, and risks – breaking it down by the upper 1/3, middle 1/3, and lower 1/3 of the face.
Jaw Reconstruction VIDEO
Jeffrey Hammoudeh, MD, DDS, FACS, explain why most children with a small ear, also have a small jaw and typically need braces, safe wisdom teeth extraction and possibly corrective jaw surgery.
PIER Insurance Overview VIDEO**
Our Practice Manager, Kim Muller, explains PIER insurance coverage. Insurance is continually evolving and it can be confusing, but we have a dedicated team to help families navigate through the process. The majority of our US patients get in-network coverage for PIER surgery!
**This video link is sent to families living in the United States, after they have a consultation with Dr. Lewin.
Adaptive Eyewear Solutions VIDEO
Guest speaker, James Hermsen, shows the adaptations he makes to eyeglasses in order for those with microtia to wear them straight and comfortably, both before and after microtia ear reconstruction surgery.
Adopting with Microtia VIDEO
Dennis and Angela Sabal share their daughter’s international adoption journey. Hear about their challenges, joys, and why continually educating and advocating is so important.
Hyatt House VIDEO
Our office has a negotiated rate with the Hyatt House hotel in El Segundo/Manhattan Beach. Take a tour to learn about the property and what safety precautions are in place during Covid.

Osia vs Baha VIDEO


Dr. Sheryl Lewin and Cochlear Americas compare the new Osia 2 to the Baha bone conduction hearing systems and answer common questions. (See new Video on 5/12/21 for updated information) 


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