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.