Ear deformities in babies

In the Netherlands, 33% of babies are born with some degree of ear deformity or asymmetrical ears. Protruding ears, also called sticky-out ears are the most common. Other ear deformities often occur in the auricle, for example a folded ear or a deformity in the outer rim of the ear. Now there is a solution to remedy many ear deformities in newborn babies: EarWell.

Problems with an ear deformity

In later life, an ear deformity or malformed ear may lead to cosmetic concerns, and could affect your child’s psychological and emotional development. Studies show that children with facial abnormalities, and ear deformities in particular, are more prone to being bullied. The result is that many ear deformities have to be surgically corrected when the child is around 6 years old.

The procedure to correct these deformities is often technically challenging, leaves scars and does not always achieve the best possible aesthetic result. Thanks to EarWell you can prevent all these issues.

Which ear deformities can be treated with EarWell?

In principle, all ear deformities can be treated with EarWell. Protruding ears is the most common issue, but there are 7 more deformities that can be treated with EarWell. Your baby’s asymmetrical ears, or a deformity in only one ear, can also be treated with good results. Read more about the treatment here.

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Common ear deformities in newborn babies

Being born with beautiful little ears is not a given for everyone. Protruding ears or ear deformities are common in babies. Some babies are born with asymmetrical ears. Fortunately, most deformities are easily treated with EarWell. Contact our specialist for a diagnosis.

Does your baby have misshapen ears?

It is important you start treatment quickly. Call us soon.

Parent testimonials

Many parents have already had their children’s ears treated with EarWell. Read their experiences here and find out what they say:

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Our son’s ears were unequal. The helical rim of his right ear had a small deformity and the earlobes of both ears were very pronounced. We had his ears treated because we thought it was worth a try. He would not notice the ear correction at this young age and in later life, he could only benefit from beautiful ears. We are delighted with the result! Read about our experience here.

B' parents

We visited Dr. Feijen at the Mooi clinic 6 months ago, when our son was 10 days old. He was born with protruding ears. Just before I gave birth, I coincidentally heard about a new technique where (EarWell) ear moulds are fitted to correct/prevent protruding ears in babies so that surgery in later life is unnecessary. Our son was sleeping when the ear moulds were fitted and he didn’t notice at all. Because we started treatment early, he only needed to wear the moulds for 2 weeks. During these 2 weeks, Dr. Feijen was available at any time to answer our questions. The moulds were removed after 2 weeks and we could already see the results. This was 6 months ago and we are so glad we had our son treated straight away; his ears look completely normal! We are very happy with the result.

Joris' parents

The treatment with the EarWell system went very well and was easier than we expected, we are so glad that we did this for our son. The results were already clearly visible after 2 weeks, and when the treatment was completed after 4 weeks, his ears looked normal.

Bram' parents

At first we were not sure if we should start with EarWell, the moulds looked a little strange, but in retrospect we are very happy with the result. Our daughter didn’t notice a thing and slept straight through having the EarWell fitted and replaced.

Liv' parents

I would recommend this treatment to all parents of children with ear deformities. It did not affect our son Mats at all and his ears are now fully corrected. With neither surgery nor scars.

Mats' parents

One of our child’s ears had several deformities. We heard about EarWell and Dr. Feijen and we are so happy with the result. Our child can now grow up with beautifully normal ears. Dr. Feijen and the ladies at the MOOI clinic in the Netherlands were very helpful and always available to answer any of our questions.

Loek' parents

I had surgery to pin my ears back later on in life. As a child, I suffered bullying and confidence issues because my ears stuck out. I wanted to make sure my daughter didn’t have to go through the same thing! About a week after her birth, Mila’s ears started to curl away from the side of her head, and luckily I came across EarWell online. We made the decision rather quickly to have Mila’s ears treated. Much better to have her ears taped down for a few weeks than to grow up with ears that stick out and end up having surgery. We are super happy with the result!

Mila' parents