Our ears can become damaged and deformed from variety of circumstances, such as an accident, burns, microtia, or basal cell carcinoma. A prosthetic ear can return normal functionality to one’s ear and also offers you the satisfaction of realism.
Whether you’re interested in our prosthetic services or are looking for information about them, we’ve listed some basic frequently asked questions about prosthetic ears. tramadol
What is microtia? Microtia is a term for all congenital deformities of the external ear. It occurs when the ear does not develop properly and appearance can range from a smaller ear to almost no ear at all. A realistic prosthetic ear is designed to blend in with the microtia. It avoids unwanted attention. Teasing by other kids about “The Little Ear” is no longer an issue.
Is a prosthetic ear necessary after reconstructive surgery? Ear reconstructive surgery as a form of microtia treatment does not achieve a realistic appearance, even after many painful operations. The size, shape, and color fall short of expectations.
How is the ear attached? Our prosthetic ears can be attached with a medical grade adhesive or by surgically implanted magnets or Osseointegrated ear implants.
Does a prosthetic ear help a person’s hearing? Yes it does. The prosthetic ear will help direct sound waves into the auditory canal, which increases hearing approximately 20%.
What are the advantages of a prosthetic ear? The prosthetic ear restores realism. It also serves as a great psychological benefit in a patient’s mental, physical, and social well-being.
Can you wear the ear to bed? No, the prosthetic ear that is held in place with the medical grade adhesive has to be taken off before bedtime to allow the sensitive skin tissue time to breathe.
How long with the ear last? For an adult, the prosthetic ear usually lasts anywhere from 5 to 7 years. For a child 5 years old or over, they will grow out of the ear within 2 to 3 years. It will have to be replaced when this happens.