Ear / Auricular Prostheses
Replacing a missing ear portion or the entire ear due to accident, congenital defect or cancer allows the person to wear different hair styles, retain eyeglasses and sunglasses and blend into society. In addition, auricular/ear prostheses help to direct sound waves into the auditory canal and maintain a proper environment for inner ear membranes. The prosthesis improves hearing by up to 20%. The ear/auricular prostheses allow patients to wear their eyeglasses and hold a hearing aid to further improve hearing if needed.