Protruding ears in babies

Babies with protruding ears, also called sticky-out ears, actually look rather cute. The shape of the ear is usually fine, which is why this deformity often becomes apparent when it is too late. The severity of the protruding ears often increases over the months. Research shows that the projection of a baby’s ear should be no more than 7 mm, measured from the mastoid to the middle of the helical rim. Over-projection is significant if it measures more than 9 mm. As such, proper examination of a baby’s ears is very important to recognise and subsequently be able to treat protruding ears at an early stage.

Prevent surgery later in life

Arranging a proper examination of your baby’s ears at birth can prevent surgery later in life. We have developed a projectometer to easily measure whether a baby would benefit from treatment with EarWell.

The EarWell system forms the antihelix and reduces the concha mastoid angle. What’s more, a protruding ear often comes with a conchal crus, which could also contribute to over-projection of the ear. The conchal former in the EarWell system also corrects the conchal crus and therefore the projection of the ear.

The treatment of protruding ears with EarWell often takes longer than 4-6 weeks, especially if one of the parents has protruding ears.

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