Dr. Steve Byrd, with the team at Becon Medical, has developed the EarWell™ Infant Ear Correction System, a non-surgical procedure that predictably corrects over 90% of all infant ear deformities. This new system offers hope for thousands of parents and children with ear deformity nationwide.
Deformities of the ear occur frequently in newborn infants. A Baylor University study revealed that up to 30% of children have some type of ear deformity at birth. Typically, physicians tell parents that these deformities will get better as the child grows older. They reassure the parents by saying that if the ear does not correct itself, then the child can undergo corrective ear surgery to correct the ear when he or she is around 5 years of age.
Why Choose EarWell
Early recognition of the ear deformity ensures the greatest prospect of success. Parents need to be alert to the sometimes subtle misshapen ears if this non-surgical approach is to be used early and successfully.
Common ear deformities such as prominent ear, Stahl’s ear, cup ear, lop ear, lidding, helical compression, and conchal crus can be successfully treated with the EarWell Infant Ear Correction System. Even the less severe Tanzer II constricted ear malformations are corrected or improved with the EarWell.
How EarWell Works
The EarWell System consists of four basic parts:
- A posterior shell or cradle that fits over the ear and adheres to the skin behind the ear
- A retractor that shapes the rim of the ear
- A conchal former that shapes the center of the ear
- An anterior shell or cradle that holds all of the parts together
Using these 4 parts, the EarWell System reshapes the cartilage of the deformed ear into the desired curvature of a normal ear. As noted earlier, over 90% of the babies treated with the EarWell Correction System have gotten good to excellent results. See before and after photos on our success stories page, including pictures of rather severe infant ear deformities that have been successfully treated.