Our Philosophy

We believe that surgery-free, painless Early Ear CorrectionTM should be available to all, and will one day make the teasing and bullying that accompanies ear prominence and deformity a thing of the past. All children should grow up comfortable and confident with their ears.
Our Story
David Gault FRCS developed EarBuddiesTM splints in 1990 after his own son (see below) was born with a Stahl's Bar, a rare ear deformity difficult to treat surgically. As a Consultant Plastic Surgeon with a special interest in ear reconstruction and deformity, he had seen and corrected countless cases of complications from failed ear surgery in centres all over the world, and witnessed the emotional impact of bullying and teasing.
Founding Principles
Dr. Gault's founding principle was that Early Ear CorrectionTM should be available to all, as it has better results and fewer risks than the surgical alternative. All babies are beautiful as they are, but teasing is an unfortunate reality for many children. For most parents, the decision to fit EarBuddiesTM is purely to ensure their child is comfortable with their appearance as they grow up, without the need for surgery and a general anaesthetic.
In December 2013, the Royal College of Surgeons recommended that "Information should be provided by those advising the parents of babies (GPs, Health Visitors etc) ... at the time of their first hearing test", and splintage should soon become common practice as more health professionals become aware of how effectively EarBuddiesTM can help.

 

  • "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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