Ear Deformity/absent Ear

Abnormal development or deformities of the ear anatomy can cause a range of complications, from cosmetic issues to hearing and development problems. An estimated 6 to 45 percent of children are born with some sort of congenital ear deformity.Some ear deformities are temporary. If the deformity was caused by abnormal positioning in the uterus or during birth, it may resolve as the child grows, the ear unfolds and takes on a more normal form. Other ear deformities will need medical intervention – either nonsurgical or surgical – to correct the ear anomaly. Because it's unknown which ear deformities will correct on their own and which will not, it's important to discuss treatment options as early as possible