With all Earicles 2020 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.

Previously Recorded Live Chats

PIER Travel Tips (4/16/20) VIDEO

Dr. Lewin’s Microtia Patient Liaison, Tiffany, addresses flights, car rental, accommodations, things-to-do, medical supplies, clothing, siblings, help. 


Osia vs Baha (4/21/20) VIDEO

Dr. Sheryl Lewin and Cochlear Americas compare the new Osia 2 to the Baha bone conduction hearing systems and answer common questions.


Caring for your Post-Op Ear (4/23/20) 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. 


Microtia, Atresia & Hearing Loss (4/28/20) VIDEO

Bea Smith, Doctor of Audiology, educates families on the speech banana, audiograms, BAHAs, assistive listening devices. 


Porous Implants (5/5/20) 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 (5/7/20) 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 (5/15/20) VIDEO

Dr. Pedro Sanchez, Director of Genetics at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, presents on Genetic and Environmental Influences of Microtia.


PIER Risks (5/20/20) VIDEO

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?


PIER Q&A (5/26/20) VIDEO

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 (5/29/20) 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. 


Adopting with Microtia (6/11/20) 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.


Jaw Reconstruction (6/16/20) 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 (7/16/20) 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.


Hyatt House (10-7-20) 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.


Adaptive Eyewear Solutions (11-18-20) 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.


To view additional Live Chat or Facebook Live events, please visit our Live Chat YouTube playlist.