Other ear deformities

Constricted ear deformity

The extent of this deformity can vary. This is a deformity where the skin and cartilage of the helical rim and the scapha are underdeveloped. The abnormalities mentioned before are deformities, where all anatomical parts of the ear are present but not formed correctly. This is an ear malformation, which means that part of the cartilage or skin has not formed at all: anatomical parts of the ear are missing. Treatment of these ear deformities is the most challenging.

Microtia and anotia

These are ear deformities whereby the external ear is not fully developed or not developed at all. The most severe form is anotia, where the ear is absent altogether. In microtia or anotia, the ear is reconstructed in stages when the child is older.

Accessory tragus

Sometimes there is a small swelling containing cartilage, next to the ear or just in front of it. This is called an accessory tragus. Removing these deformities involves a small surgical procedure.

Earlobe deformities

These appear in many forms, such as a duplicate earlobe or a cleft earlobe. This can be corrected by way of a small surgical procedure.

Anatomie normaal oor

Anatomy normal ear

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Parent testimonials

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

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.

Ouders van B.

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's 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's 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's parents