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Abnormal folding, curling, pointed tips or prominence of the outer ear are congenital abnormalities commonly seen among newborns. These can be painlessly corrected without surgery using ear molds placed by a pediatric ear, nose and throat (ENT) surgeon.

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What is Ear Molding?

Because a newborn’s ears are very malleable during the first several weeks of life, a pediatric ENT surgeon can easily correct an ear deformity in a matter of weeks. A custom-made ear mold holds the ear in a corrected position until it keeps that shape.

The program was started more than 20 years ago by Leila A. Mankarious, MD, and, since then, has treated countless newborns using this intervention.

Mass Eye and Ear surgeons currently use customized molds as well as the the EarWell™ system to achieve the best outcomes for a wide range of ear deformities, from mild folding abnormalities to complex malformations such as cryptotia. Our experts are also trained to evaluate and diagnose any conditions which may be associated with ear anomalies.

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Our Pediatric Ear, Hearing and Balance team is comprised of some of the world’s finest ear surgeons, skull base surgeons, balance disorder specialists and audiologists.

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