Ear Deformities at Birth
Sometimes nature surprises us. We are thankful for having an amazing new baby and life enter this world, but sometimes their ears may be misshapen when born. Ear deformities occur fairly frequently with some studies reporting an incidence as high as 20-35% in newborns. Pediatricians often suggest that parents “hope and see” if the baby grows into his or her ears. However, the vast majority of congenital ear deformities do not naturally correct on their own. This leaves the child with surgery in later life as the only option to fix the ears. Ignoring an ear deformity can negatively impact your child’s physical and emotional development. Studies show that children with congenital facial abnormalities, especially ear deformities, suffer from peer teasing, taunting, and bullying. This can lead children to exhibit low self-esteem, anxiety, and emotional withdrawal.
EarWell™ Infant Ear Correction System
EarWell™ is a revolutionary clinically proven infant ear molding system that Dr. Jandali can apply to your child’s ears within days after birth. It is placed in the office painlessly and non-surgically and without any anesthesia. It is worn for 4 to 6 weeks and at the end, your child’s ear will be shaped normally.