What is Ear Molding and Why is it Done?

Ear molding is a non-surgical procedure for children born with mild ear deformities. It is used to reshape an infant’s ear to its original shape. It is typically performed within the first few weeks of life, as the cartilage of the ear is most pliable and responsive to molding during this time. 

Ear molding is a non-invasive and safe procedure that typically does not require anaesthesia. The procedure is well-tolerated by infants and does not interfere with their ability to eat, sleep, or play.

Ear Molding Process

  1. Determine the ear condition and whether ear molding is the most appropriate treatment for the infant’s ear deformity.
  2. A custom-fit ear molding device made from medical-grade silicone will be created. 
  3. The ear molding device is applied to the infant’s ear, applying gentle pressure to encourage it to grow into the desired shape.
  4. The infant’s ear is closely monitored to ensure that the treatment is progressing as intended. The ear molding devices may need to be adjusted or replaced over time to accommodate the infant’s growth.
  5. Once the ear has grown into the desired shape, the ear molding device is removed. It is typically worn for several weeks to months, depending on how much correction is required.


Benefits of Ear Molding

  • Prevent the need for more invasive procedures in the future
  • Correct congenital ear deformities 
  • Boost your child’s self-esteem and reduce the risk of teasing or bullying later in life
  • Non-invasive correction procedure


Frequently Asked Questions

What can I expect from my first ENT specialist visit?

Your ENT doctor will first take a look at your medical history, find out more about the symptoms you’re experiencing and thereafter perform a thorough physical examination. This may include certain procedures such as flexible nasoendoscopy (a look into your nasal passages with a tiny camera). Your issues will be addressed and a suitable treatment plan will be devised for you.

How do I prepare my child for the first visit to the ENT clinic?

Always talk to your child to prepare them for their ENT visit. Find out more about the issues they’re experiencing so that you can assist them in helping the ENT doctor understand their condition. Do bring along a list of their old medications and health booklet.

What modes of payment do you accept?

We accept the following modes of payment:

  • Cash
  • NETS
  • PayNow/PayLah
  • All major credit cards

If you are insured and require more assistance, do approach our clinic staff.

Can I claim my medical bills through my Medisave account?

Yes. All Singaporeans and PR are able to use Medisave for certain consultations, procedures, and medications at our clinic. Please contact us to find out more about the eligible services.

I have insurance. Can I use that to claim for my medical bills?

Selected procedures are deductible if patients have purchased Integrated Shield plans. Please contact us to find out more.

The 6 Approved Integrated Shield Insurers are:

  • NTUC Income’s IncomeShield and Enhanced IncomeShield
  • American International Assurance International Co’s (AIA) HealthShield Gold
  • Great Eastern Life Assurance Co’s SupremeHealth and SupremeHealth Plus
  • Aviva Ltd’s MyShield
  • Prudential Assurance Co’s PRUShield
  • AXA Shield