Hospital & Clinical Sales

"Cartilage moulding devices are advised in infants up to 6 months of age."


"Information should be provided by those advising the parents of babies (GPs, health visitors etc) (for example, at the time of their first hearing test) of the availability of such devices."

Royal College of Surgeons Pinnaplasty Commissioning Guide, accredited by NICE and considered national best practice.

EarbuddiesTM have been providing Early Ear CorrectionTM for more than 20 years and many thousands of children throughout the world have avoided teasing and surgery as a result.

An independent study by the NHS Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Glasgow found that '78% of parents rated the efficacy of splints as either excellent or very good and 96% said they would recommend the service to a friend'. When EarBuddiesTM are fitted by professionals, the success rate rises to 92%.

EarBuddiesTM are used by Hospitals & Clinics across the world

Track Record

World's most trusted Ear Correction System

Since the first EarBuddiesTM patient in 1990, EarBuddiesTM have helped many thousands of children around the world to grow up comfortable and confident with their ears.

"Many ear deformities can be corrected at birth by a splintage device, which is essentially what Ear Buddies provides. The cartilage in the ear is floppy at birth because of the effect of oestrogen, a hormone produced by the mother, on its structure. It slowly hardens into adulthood but this happens most rapidly between birth and one year. During this period, splintage can work really well. In a newborn it can correct a deformed or sticking-out ear within two weeks; in a three-month-old within ten weeks. Splints are comfortable and children usually tolerate them surprisingly well." - Dr Jane Collins, Chief Executive and Honorary Consultant Paediatrican, Great Ormond Street Hospital, The Times 2006


Best Practice


Inspire trust

Win the confidence of a new family unit for a lifetime. Early Ear CorrectionTM with EarBuddiesTM is simply the right thing to do.

"To our astonishment, we got amazing results in only 2 weeks!!! We are so happy that we tried your product and amazed with the results. It is unbelievable that the plastic surgeon was not aware of your product and recommended a special prosthetic and surgery that would cost thousands of dollars. Thank you so much Earbuddies!! You saved my baby from some future insecurities and saved us thousand of dollars in plastic surgery. Thanks again!!!”

Proud father Leopoldo

Indisputable evidence

EarBuddiesTM have been commercially available for over 20 years, and parents of new babies should be made aware that neonatal splintage exists and is very effective.

"It is vital that neonatal paediatricians, obstetricians, general practitioners, and midwives are educated about early detection [of ear deformity] and how to initiate treatment themselves."

Lindford, Hettiaratchy, Schonauer. British Medical Journal Feb 2007

Increasing litigation...

...for failure to fit - given that information about neonatal splintage is widely available, parents are becoming increasingly litigious when they are badly advised by uninformed medical practitioners and consequently miss the opportunity to correct their child's ears without surgery.

"...I am very upset that B.... was born at the ...... Hospital and ...... should have been corrected when he was first born."

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  • "Thank you so much Earbuddies!! You saved my baby from some future insecurities and saved us thousands of dollars in plastic surgery!!!"

    Leopoldo - San Diego, USA

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  • "Early splinting of neonatal ear deformities has been proven to be successful but the opportunity to splint is frequently missed due to lack of awareness amongst healthcare personnel."

    International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology, NHS Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Glasgow - 2013

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  • "His ears look great now and people can't believe the before and after pictures. Thank you so much EarBuddies! You have made a great change in my sons life!!"

    Laura, Buckinghamshire, UK

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  • "She's been wearing the splints for 2 months now and her ears look amazing!"

    Niki - Essex, UK

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  • "Thank you for helping us prevent future cosmetic surgery and give symmetrical ears to our little boy during his early childhood."

    Dr. Kristen H. - Iowa, USA

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  • "Many are told it will improve with age, or that simple taping will work, when in fact the opposite is true. Odd-shaped ears, which do not become completely normal in appearance within 48 hours of birth should be splinted."

    Royal College of Midwives: A Smart Start

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  • "The results are nothing short of amazing. She doesn't even notice them on and applying and removing is a lot easier than I thought it would be."

    Simone Marshall - Victoria, Australia

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  • "I can not recommend them enough! I now feel happy that Charlie can grow up without being self conscious of her ears."

    Tara Wooldridge - Nottingham, UK

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  • "We are so pleased and so glad a product has been designed to help to save the little people from having to go through a painful, expensive operation."

    Michelle - Bristol, UK

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  • "If successful, an effective splinting programme could consign the surgical correction of all but the most severe ear deformities to the past."

    British Medical Journal 17 Feb 2007, Volume 334

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  • "The fitting instructions are so easy to follow with great illustrations that helped me to feel confident in the fitting process. We are thrilled with your product and the results!"

    Kelly Moore - Instagrammer

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  • "This is a phenomenal product & more people should know about it!! It's a shame US doctors don't know about this. This product will save so many children from having to get surgery and being teased about their ears."

    Mrs. Kasey Ott, U.S.A

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  • "Splintage is a simple, safe and non-invasive procedure for the correction of prominent ears."

    British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons

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  • "Thank you EarBuddies for such an amazing product. Such a minor inconvenience for a lifelong result. I know my son will be grateful in the years to come."

    Hayley, New Zealand

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  • "I cannot be happier with the result that we have achieved and am keeping the splints on for a bit longer to be sure of the result. I only wish that I had known about it before as my 3 year old nephew was born with cup ear..."

    Julie B, UK

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