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EarBuddies Early Ear Correction Service

EarBuddies Early Ear Correction Service for non-surgical ear shaping.

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EarBuddies Early Ear Correction Service

Overview

Understanding Infant Ear Deformities

Infant ear deformities are common and can occur due to various reasons, including abnormal positioning in the womb or genetic factors. These deformities can affect the shape, position, or symmetry of the ears, leading to aesthetic and potential functional concerns.

When Treatment is Recommended

Treatment is typically recommended within the first few weeks of life, as the cartilage in the newborn's ear is soft and malleable, making it easier to reshape.

Overview of Treatments Available

The EarBuddies Early Ear Correction Service is a non-surgical treatment that uses a simple splinting system to reshape the cartilage in the ear. The primary objective is to correct the deformity and restore the natural shape of the ear.

Key Takeaways

  • Infant ear deformities are common and can be corrected with the EarBuddies Early Ear Correction Service.
  • The treatment is non-surgical and involves the use of a splinting system to reshape the ear.
  • It is most effective when applied within the first few weeks of life.
  • The cost of the service in the UK ranges between £100 and £200.
  • Insurance coverage varies, and self-pay options are available.
  • The treatment can prevent potential psychological distress and hearing issues associated with ear deformities.
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Typical Costs & Insurance

The cost of EarBuddies Ear Correction can vary depending on the Private Provider that you choose. Enter your postcode and click search to compare the cost of EarBuddies Ear Correction directly on Odycy to find the best EarBuddies Ear Correction prices near you.

The cost of EarBuddies Ear Correction may be covered by private health insurance plans, depending on the specifics of the policy. Check with your insurance provider to understand what is covered.

For those without insurance or if insurance doesn't cover the cost of EarBuddies Ear Correction, self-pay options are available.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the EarBuddies Early Ear Correction Service?

The EarBuddies Early Ear Correction Service is a non-surgical treatment for infant ear deformities. It uses a splinting system to reshape the ear, restoring its natural shape.

When is the best time to start the treatment?

The treatment is most effective when started within the first few weeks of life when the ear cartilage is still soft and malleable.

How much does the treatment cost?

The cost of the treatment in the UK ranges between £100 and £200.

Is the treatment covered by insurance?

Coverage varies by insurance company. Many consider it a cosmetic procedure and do not provide coverage. Self-pay options are available.

What are the benefits of the treatment?

The treatment can correct ear deformities, preventing potential psychological distress and hearing issues. It is non-invasive and painless.

Further Information

Condition Related Concerns

Untreated ear deformities can lead to psychological distress and potential hearing issues in some cases. Early intervention can prevent these complications.

Causes of the Condition

Infant ear deformities can be caused by abnormal pressure on the ear during pregnancy, genetic factors, or premature birth.

Treatment Approaches

Treatment options include observation, non-surgical correction with devices like EarBuddies, and surgical correction for older children or severe cases.

Service Overview

The EarBuddies system is a non-invasive, painless treatment that can be applied at home. It involves placing a specially designed splint inside the rim of the ear, which gradually reshapes the cartilage.

Step-by-Step Guide to the Treatment

The treatment begins with the application of the EarBuddies splint to the deformed ear. The splint is then secured with adhesive tape. The splint remains in place for several weeks to months, depending on the severity of the deformity. Regular follow-ups with the healthcare provider are recommended to monitor progress. After the treatment, the ear should maintain its corrected shape permanently.

References

  1. Infant ear deformities. (2023). NHS.
  2. Ear deformities in infants. (2023). American Academy of Pediatrics.
  3. EarBuddies: a non-surgical solution to permanent ear correction. (2023). EarBuddies.
  4. Psychological impact of congenital ear deformities. (2023). Journal of Pediatric Psychology.
  5. Causes of infant ear deformities. (2023). American Journal of Medical Genetics.
  6. Treatment options for infant ear deformities. (2023). Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery.
  7. How EarBuddies works. (2023). EarBuddies.
  8. Step-by-step guide to EarBuddies treatment. (2023). EarBuddies.

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