It is important that treatment is started very soon after birth. The results are significantly better if treatment is started within 2 weeks after birth. If treatment is started more than 3 weeks after birth, the results are less favourable.
Check your child’s ears immediately after birth
It is customary to count the newborn’s fingers and toes. A physical examination is carried out by the midwife or physician, and a hearing test takes place after a few days. But what is frequently overlooked? The ears!
Did you know that 33% of children are born with some degree of ear deformity? There are several reasons why these deformities are overlooked.
Many people think that the ears will take on a uniform shape automatically. Others think it is something that has to be remedied through plastic surgery later on. But usually, the deformity is simply not noticed because babies are cute and their ears are only small, and because not everyone is familiar with the anatomy of a “normal ear”.