Ear Well - Correcting Newborn Ear Deformities without Surgery
Each year, more than 1.2 million children in the U.S. are born with ear deformities. In fact, ear abnormalities, such as prominent or misfolded ears, are the most common newborn deformities.
In the past, families often waited for children to “outgrow” ear deformities. However, that outcome is unpredictable. Some children never outgrow these deformities. And the only treatment was corrective surgery, which typically couldn’t be performed until the child had reached the age of five.
Now, the EarWell™ system provides a highly effective treatment that can be performed within days after birth.
The procedure is:
- Typically covered by insurance
The EarWell™ is a custom-fitted, plastic molding device that reshapes the cartilage of the ear. It is placed over the ear during an office visit. This takes about 20 minutes. Because the procedure is painless, no sedation or anesthesia is needed. The EarWell™ is worn for about six weeks. During this time, the ear is transformed into a natural shape.
To schedule an evaluation with Dr. Kendra Luebke, please call (402) 397-0670.
Hear from our patients:
Our experience with Dr. Luebke and the Earwell system was absolutely wonderful. We thought that our son's congenital ear deformity was just something he was going to have to live with, but when we learned about the Earwell system we definitely wanted to give it a try. The investment (both of our time and finances) was absolutely one that we would make again without hesitation. Dr. Luebke and her team were phenomenal to work with. The amount of personalized attention and dedication by Dr. Luebke to achieve optimal results was impressive. Throughout the 6 week process we saw progress at every single visit. She adjusted her approach at each appointment based on how his ear had molded during the previous week, and truly sought to achieve the best possible results with customized treatment. We were educated and informed about the treatment along every step of the way. I was worried that having the device on would bother our son, but he never seemed to notice it. The 6 weeks went quickly, and we were thrilled to see an ear that looked perfectly normal! We had hoped the Earwell would make his ear look less deformed, but we never dreamed it would look nearly identical to his unaffected ear. The results exceeded all of our expectations. We are so blessed to have found Dr. Luebke and the Earwell system.