Is My Baby A Candidate?
Recent studies have shown that out of 100 babies born in a newborn nursery; approximately one third have ear deformities. Of those only about one third self-correct in the first week of life. The remaining 15% of babies born that have ear deformities will never correct on their own. Traditionally parents and children were expected to wait until the child’s ears stopped growing at about 7 years old before surgical correction was performed. The risk of surgery and variable results obtained by surgery is not often ideal.
Thus the new ear molding device called the EarWell™ has revolutionized the treatment of these deformities. Parents and pediatricians are still unsure about if a child is a candidate for treatment. Several research studies have shown that if the treatment of infant ear molding is started in the first 2 weeks of life then good to excellent results are achieved in over 90%.
So if your baby’s ears are deformed and they have not self-corrected at a week old, they are a great candidate for ear molding therapy. See your pediatrician to get a referral or call us and make an appointment with our team for infant ear molding. We recommend you get your baby pictures before starting the treatment.