No ear, small ear or no ear canal

Underdeveloped outer ear

Can my new-born baby hear? If he or she has no ear, small ear or no ear canal.

The scariest part of one’s life is that, if their baby is born with no ear, small ear or with no ear canal.

If you are a parent of a child who is suffering from malformed ear, then you need not to worry.

YES you heard it right, We at Asha Speech and Hearing Clinic through formal Audiology hearing testing can help you know your child hearing and get connected with your child.

Birth defects affect a baby’s ears and occur while baby is developing in the uterus. This issue is rare but happen in about 1.84/10,000 live births. 5 males are affected than 1 female.

Representation of Ear

Representation of Ear

Above diagram depicts normal anatomy of ear.

Underdeveloped ear organs causes are vascular (blood vessel) accident that happens before birth, drug exposure, higher number of prior pregnancies, older age of the parent, genetics,  Viral infections as well as other factors.

There are various types of congenital ear deformities: microtia, atresia , stahl ear, ear tag and so on.

We at Asha Speech and Hearing Clinic have been doing hearing testing since 40 years and have diagnosed and given intervention to more than 100 such cases.

Microtia: Underdeveloped outer ear

Microtia typically requires either a prosthetic ear or some form of reconstruction when the child is school age. Often, reconstruction involves the use of skin and either rib cartilage or other materials to create a cosmetically similar ear structure, typically broken up into multiple stages.

Atresia : Ear canal is not open

If there is atresia , there will be some associated degree of hearing loss, but the majority of the time the inner ear functions normally. Depending upon the degree of development throughout the external auditory canal, middle ear, and inner ear, hearing can be rehabilitated or enhanced through various methods including surgery, hearing aids and bone anchored devices.

Both ears with deformity can be associated with hearing loss in both ears, and is a stronger indicator of possible genetic or other syndromes that may affect other parts of the body and brain

Shortcomings / challenges with these kids

  1. Spontaneous speech and language learning
  2.  Language acquisition
  3. Phrase / sentence formation

Recommendations to families:

  1. Keep patience
  2. Speak near to the ears
  3. Speak loudly
  4. Get formal hearing testing done
  5. Follow speech and language development protocol
  6. Look for other associated problems

To get cure of malformed ear disorder of your child, contact asha speech and hearing clinic. Call our clinic at +91 9810161532 or write to us at asha_speech@yahoo.co.in, info@ashaspeechhearingclinic.com




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