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Pediatric Ear Malformations

What is ear malformation?

Ear malformations describe a wide range of birth defects that affect a baby's ears and occur while your baby is developing in the uterus. Because other parts of the baby's body are developing during the same time as the ears, the pediatrician will carefully examine your baby for related problems including:

  • Facial, jaw and dental defects
  • Kidney disorders

If untreated, congenital ear malformations can cause a variety of complications, including:

  • Hearing loss
  • Developmental delays
  • Cosmetic issues
  • Problems affecting nearby cartilage, muscles, bones and nerves


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Frequently Asked Questions

What causes ear malformation?

What are the types of ear malformation?

Symptoms of ear malformation

How Is ear malformation diagnosed?

Treatments for ear malformation

Meet the Providers Who Treat Ear Malformations

Departments that Treat Ear Malformations

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Ear, Nose and Throat (Otolaryngology)

Our pediatric otolaryngology experts diagnose and treat a wide range of pediatric ear, nose and throat disorders.