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Pediatric Ear Malformations

What is ear malformation?

Ear malformations describe a wide range of birth defects that affect a baby's ears and occur while your baby is developing in the uterus. Because other parts of the baby's body are developing during the same time as the ears, the pediatrician will carefully examine your baby for related problems including:

  • Facial, jaw and dental defects
  • Kidney disorders

If untreated, congenital ear malformations can cause a variety of complications, including:

  • Hearing loss
  • Developmental delays
  • Cosmetic issues
  • Problems affecting nearby cartilage, muscles, bones and nerves
Children's Team

Children's Team

Providers

George Zalzal

George Zalzal

Emeritus Chief, Ear, Nose, and Throat (Otolaryngology)
Nancy Bauman

Nancy Bauman

Director, Aerodigestive Clinic
Director, Vascular Anomalies Clinic
Otolaryngologist
Pamela Mudd

Pamela Mudd

Director, Pediatric Voice Program
Otolaryngologist
Maria Pena

Maria Pena

Director, Quality Improvement and Safety
Co-Director, Complex Sinusitis Program
Otolaryngologist
Diego Preciado

Diego Preciado

Division Chief, Ear, Nose, and Throat (Otolaryngology)
Director, Pediatric Otolaryngology Fellowship
Co-Director of the Cochlear Implant Program
Otolaryngologist
Brian Reilly

Brian Reilly

Co-Director of the Cochlear Implant Program
Otolaryngologist
Rahul Shah

Rahul Shah

Senior Vice President for the Children’s National Hospital-Based Specialties Center
Otolaryngologist
Departments

Departments

Ear, Nose and Throat (Otolaryngology)

Our pediatric otolaryngology experts diagnose and treat a wide range of pediatric ear, nose and throat disorders.

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