Auricular (Ear) Prosthesis
An ear prosthesis artificially restores the ear which has been lost due to radical cancer surgery, amputation, burns and/or congenital defects. The delicate structures remaining after surgery are covered by thin, highly sensitive skin. This soft tissue, being very fragile, must be kept free from irritation and debris from the environment. The protective position of the helix helps to cleanse the air of small particles, which might injure and damage the delicate auricular structure. The function of the prosthetic ear shape is to direct sound waves into the auditory canal and to maintain a proper environment for the inner ear membranes. It normally improves hearing by about 20%. The prosthetic ear will retain eyeglasses, and retain a hearing aid if needed. It also serves as a great psychological benefit in the rehabilitation of the patient.
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