Neonatal ear moulding
Neonatal ear moulding has been used to correct minor deformities of the ear for many years.
However, due to the lack of awareness of the technique, patients are generally not referred for specialist treatment until it is too late.
Despite having almost no impact on hearing, abnormalities in ear shape and size are a common source of teasing and bullying, loss of self-esteem and significant psychosocial distress.
Studies in the UK National Health Service (NHS) in 1992 and 2005