Good Evening,

Firstly I must thank you so much for the remarkable correction of my our twins ears, Oakley and Blossom. The whole process has been impressive and am so thrilled that now our twins have perfected ears.

Our story is as follows our twins were born at 32 weeks and were in the Special care unit in Northampton for 3 weeks and were such little fighters. When they were born there wasn't any visible imperfections to there ears. It wasn't until they were getting older and starting to gain weight that we started noticing that Oakley had one ear (his right ear) that was noticeably larger and slightly a different shape to his other ear. At the time we didn't think nothing of it as we didn't think it was a problem and was certainly not going to cause Oakley a problem. As for Blossom it was her opposite ear to Oakley so it was her left ear. Her ear was just not a ''normal'' shape slightly spock but just very different to her right ear.

As time went on, it was starting to bother me more than it was bothering the twins but I felt people were looking at there slightly abnormal ears especially Oakley's. But if it wasn't causing the twins any discomfort or problems then it was not the right thing for me to do anything about it. I was just prepared to see how they developed over time.

A few weeks went on and I started noticing that both the twins ears were not the 'normal' shape and were starting to become aggravated especially when they were sleeping and breast feeding. So I made an appointment to see our Health Visitor to discuss my concerns about the twins eras. I also had another concern being 'flat head syndrome' which I was unsure as to whether it could be related to there abnormal ears. So I was looking for some answers and help.

My Health Visitor was very supportive and explained to me how that 'flat head syndrome' was very common and where there heads were slightly flat was the side where they were laying in there Moses baskets and was folding there ears over so they were doubled up every time they had a sleep. I noticed this every time I was to breast feed them as well. I had to make a conscious effort to always fold there ears back to there head to make sure they weren't getting squashed. My Health Visitor was unsure as to where to guide me with the queries to there ears so advised me to go to the doctor and see what advice they could give me. She had mentioned that a surgical procedure could take place to rectify there ears.  

I went away and thought about what she had said and was really not keen on the twins under going surgery at a such a young age. But the thought of there ears doubling over must be so uncomfortable for them when they are sleeping and being breastfed.

So I went to see our lady doctor at our Doctors Surgery. From this day myself and my partner have never looked back. By this time the twins ears seemed to have become more obvious and that it was just the one ear on each twin. Our Doctor was very supportive and explained why the twins ears may have developed like this. All of a sudden it all started to make sense. She had said that being so premature as they were growing and still developing there ears were always being positioned in this way when there heads were pressed against me whilst breast feeding and on the womb there heads would have been pressing against each other so the flat head syndrome stemmed from this then obviously when they were sleeping in there Moses baskets there heads automatically turned to the flat side putting more pressure on their ears that then incorrectly developed.

 The Doctor mentioned to me about 'EarBuddies' and that she had recommended them to another mum at the surgery and she said they were successful but every case is different. This idea sounded very appealing as no surgical procedure would have to take place. I went away and discussed this procedure of using 'EarBuddies' with my partner and looked at your website to gather information together and to see if I really though that this was the best thing to do for the twins.

We came to a decision to go ahead with 'EarBuddies' for the length of time suggested and see what happens. So I ordered the 'EarBuddies' and we started the procedure on February 1st this year. I have to admit I was not sure how the 'EarBuddies were going to be successful and correct the twins ears but stayed positive and followed the procedure right up until the 4 months were up (as that was there age when we started).

All I can say is what a difference they have made. Both Oakley and Blossom now have matching ears and in perfect shape. Myself and my partner are thrilled with the results. We never expected such a huge difference. I am so glad that I went to our Doctor when we did or we would never have known about 'EarBuddies'.

For the time that they were wearing the 'EarBuddies' I used to feel that people were looking and staring at them as to why they had plasters over there ears but they really were not very noticeable at all.

They both now sleep and breastfeed without their ears folding over and it doesn't seem to bother them at all as they sit correctly in the correct place on the side of there head.

So finally thank you so very much for the creation of 'EarBuddies'

Yours Sincerely 

P. Major

 

Mrs P. Major

 

 
“Natalie had EarBuddies fitted by Dr Gault at 9.5 months - ie quite late. We were advised to keep going with them for 4 months as she was already so old when they were fitted. We had to take a break after 7 weeks as she developed a skin infection behind the ears. However, the EarBuddies had already made a remarkable difference to her appearance, which is why I am writing in. We thought about giving up as she no longer looks 'silly', but have resumed the EarBuddies after a 2 week break as an insurance policy, and we will keep it up for another 2 months. I just wanted you to know that good results can be obtained at such a comparatively late age, and for a substantially shorter time than recommended.”
Mrs Suzy B

 


“the EarBuddies have only been on for a month and my son's ear has been completely transformed - absolutely delighted. I cannot recommend them enough - a few of my mummy friends are now ordering them after seeing the fantastic results…”
Mrs A P, Lymington
“I just thought I'd write to say how brilliant the EarBuddies are! I was quite nervous initially that I'd make the problem worse and wouldn't be able to do it properly... but I persevered and Luca's ears are now much better. Thanks again!”
Nick and Sal

“My son's ear improves so much..and it only been 2 weeks that he has Ear Buddie on. First, I have a little hope because he is 5 months old but I can see that his ear looks better. I still keep it on anyway. I am so glad I found your website otherwise my son's ear will look different. thank you!”
Mrs Benjaphorn Kanmepol, New York
My daughter has had EarBuddies on for 11 weeks now. She was 5 and a half months when I started using them, and I noticed a big improvement at the 6 week mark. Since then, her ears have stayed the same and they look fantastic, much improved.
Mrs K.S

“I just wanted to send a couple of before and after photos of Eve after the feedback emails exchanged. We have decided that Eve's ears are as good as they will ever be. We are very pleased with the improvement and although not perfect, a great deal better I'm sure you will agree. As I have said before we didn't expect them to work 100% as she was 9 months at start. Many, many thanks”
Sandra and Guy
"My little girl had EarBuddies fitted at the age of 5 months. I wish I had known about them when she was born. When I went to my GP to discuss it with them and ask for advice, it was me actually telling them all about EarBuddies! My baby had them on for 2 months (it becomes more difficult to keep them on as the baby is older). The results are amazing and I would recommend EarBuddies to all!"
Mrs. M.P

“A little tricky to fit, but once in place didn't cause her a problem and it did the trick!”
Mrs P, Bolton
“Many thanks for such a good idea - I only wish it had been there for my other three children who all needed surgery.”
Mrs W, Cheshire
"I bought these for my little girl when she was a baby; the Doctor spent 30 mins trying to fit them. She is 5 now and I would recommend to anyone."
Mrs. K.B
“We are half way through a two month period of using them with my son and so far I am amazed at the results - just in one month!!”
Mrs Carla E, Isle of Wight
"Excellent results, couldn't believe the difference. 100% improvement. Thank you."
Mrs O. and her son George., Wiltshire, U.K.

“Its only been two weeks but it is already way better...”
Mariana B
“I can see an improvement already”
Mary McLoughlin
“Excellent results … couldn't believe the difference - 100% improvement”
Mrs O, Trowbridge
“Her ears are so much better than they were…”
Mrs N, Kent
“Right ear now practically in line with left ear. Well worth the time and effort.”
Mrs N, Grantham

 
“Back in June you fitted an ear buddie to our daughter Simran. We like to thank you for your services. There has been a 100% improvement... Our daughter now has a sunder kan (beautiful ear). Many thanks again Doctor. ”
Mr BB, Ilford, Essex
 

“I don't know about global cost differentiation, but I researched the cost of surgery in New Zealand and it's in the ballpark of $4500 (under local) $8500 (child under general) whereas I just got the earbuddies kit for $125 NZD including postage, and my daughter will never remember the experience of wearing them.”
Leah M.H.

“Following 3.5 months of treatment, we removed our daughter's ear splints in December. We are satisfied with the results as her ears are much less prominent than they used to be. She has actually been a good advertising for your services since we have recommended you to 3 people who have taken their babies to you!”
 Mrs G, London


“I had my ears pinned when I was 10 but it went wrong and I got sent over to David Gault in London. They were so bad, needed cartilage from my chest - didn't want this for our new son. His ears didn't stick out but they did fold double when the wife fed. Doc said no worry but one day we both looked and sure enough his ears were jugged - we'd bought EarBuddies just in case, so they went on in a flash and now the little fella is fine, but a close call.”
Damon, Dublin
 

 
"When our daughter was born, her left ear was folded forward. It flopped forward for weeks but we were told this would correct itself. In the first few weeks after birth, it became clear that she also had prominent ears. We followed public health recommendations and slept her on her back, which caused her prominent ears to fold forward when she turned her head. This folding started to change the shape of her ears, so that not only where they very prominent, but they were losing their folds (as seen in the first photo below). When she was 3 months old, we ordered the EarBuddies kit for older babies. It was tricky to fit the Buddies at first, but we got better at it and they certainly did not bother her. There were a few days when we had to take them off to allow areas of sensitive skin to settle down. After 3 months of application, we determined that her ears were improved, but still folded forward most of the time when lying down. We persisted for another two months. After 5 months of EarBuddies application, the shape of her ears was greatly improved. While still slightly prominent in technical terms, they fold back instead of forward most of the time now, and we use a hat in the crib, car seat, and stroller to prevent any possibility of folding forward. One month after removing the Buddies, our daughter's ears have held their new and improved shape nicely (as seen in the second photo below)."
this couple's daughter's ear stick out a lot from the side of the head

before

ear molding device corrects stick out ears in baby

after

Mrs C.S (Mother) and her Daughter, Canada
 

 
"Just a quick email to thank you very much for your help and advice. My sons ear has definitely formed a much better shape with 9 weeks of splintage. I have had the splint off for quite a while now and his ears look good.
Mrs S.D.
 

 
"I just wanted to write as I am sure many people do, in order to thank you for the EarBuddies kit that has made such a big difference to our daughter Cerys. From the moment she was born I noticed that her ear on one side stuck out but unfortunately with all the new and daunting things to think about anyway upon becoming a parent for the first time we gave it no more than a glancing thought until Cerys was around 6 weeks old, when we noticed that rather than just sticking out, the 'fold' in the ear was completely missing on that side. We were both surprised at how we could have failed to notice something so unusual and also how no medical professional had spotted it either. It prompted us to undertake a little research on the subject whereupon I of course stumbled upon your website and was able to diagnose the condition as 'bat ear' as it is commonly known. After some apprehension we decided to order the kit and give it a go as we had nothing to lose but the financial outlay.
When the kit arrived we did consult with our GP because at the end of the day we were still a little wary of the idea of purchasing a kit off the internet in order to treat a medical condition that only we had spotted and self diagnosed without any kind of medical referral. The GP knew of the condition but not of the splinting treatment and whilst curious I think he was also a little bemused at the idea, as were the health visitors who would subsequently ask why her ear was taped up and to which my wife was required to almost defend her position constantly and the decision made to go ahead with the treatment without traditional direct medical referral. In total the splint was on for around 11 weeks and throughout that time we experienced many problems, mainly just due to the skin surfaces becoming reddened and inflamed as the instructions reassured us may happen, but nevertheless meant that on a few occasions we were forced to remove the splint and tape for 24/48 hour periods before reapplying in order to let the inflammation subside. By the end of the treatment I certainly became very proficient in applying the splint and tape which we found easiest to apply an hour or two after our daughter had gone to sleep. My wife would take her from the cot and sit with her in the darkened nursery whilst I carefully curled the splint into the ear and applied the tape one step at a time.
Looking back we are both so pleased that we took the time and the effort for Cerys' sake and the change that it has made to the appearance of her ear has been remarked upon not just by friends and family but also some of those same health professionals who had been openly sceptical in the beginning! In addition there is also a sense of pride and achievement for myself and my wife in taking on something that initially seemed so daunting to the parents of a 2 month old baby. Her ear was certainly not a life threatening condition and so at the time it would have been all too easy to simply ignore. Instead, we forced ourselves to look to the future and imagine how we would feel if Cerys approached us in years to come and ask why we did not at least try something so simple if it stood a chance of avoiding operative treatment and/or the potential bullying and self image issues that she may have had to face in later life.
We learnt the techniques in applying the splint and I feel that we made good decisions about when to keep the splint in place and when to remove it to allow inflammation to subside. We generally persevered whilst those around us watched on more than a little bemused but ultimately it has made it possible for us as parents to treat a medical condition ourselves which is fantastic! Cerys is around 8 months old now although was about 6 months when I started writing this E-mail it has taken me so long! I would like to take the opportunity to thank you once again for developing this product that I am sure must have changed things for scores of babies and parents, just as it has us. I certainly hope that this does encourage people to persevere even when the treatment does not quite go to plan! Very best wishes"
Sian, Andy and Cerys
 

 

"Good Evening
Firstly I must thank you so much for the remarkable correction of our twins' ears. The whole process has been impressive and am so thrilled that now our twins have perfected ears.
Our story is as follows: our twins were born at 32 weeks and were in the Special care unit in Northampton for 3 weeks and were such little fighters. When they were born there wasn't any visible imperfections to their ears. It wasn't until they were getting older and starting to gain weight that we started noticing that O***** had one ear (his right ear) that was noticeably larger and a slightly different shape to his other ear. At the time we didn't think nothing of it as we didn't think it was a problem and was certainly not going to cause him a problem. As for B****** it was her left ear. Her ear was just not a "normal" shape slightly spock but just very different to her right ear. As time went on it was starting to bother me more than it was bothering the twins but I felt people were looking at their slightly abnormal ears especially O*****. But if it wasn't causing the twins any discomfort or problems then it was not the right thing for me to do anything about it. I was just prepared to see how they developed over time.
A few weeks went on and I started noticing that both the twins ears were not the 'normal' shape and were starting to become aggravated especially when they were sleeping and breast feeding. So I made an appointment to see our Health Visitor to discuss my concerns about the twins ears. I also had another concern being 'flat head syndrome' which I was unsure as to whether it could be related to their abnormal ears. So I was looking for some answers and help.
My Health Visitor was very supportive and explained to me that 'flat head syndrome' was very common and where their heads were slightly flat was the side where they were laying in their Moses baskets and was folding their ears over so they were doubled up every time they had a sleep. I noticed this every time I was to breast feed them as well. I had to make a conscious effort to always fold their ears back to their head to make sure they weren't getting squashed.
My Health Visitor was unsure as to where to guide me with the queries to their ears so advised me to go to the doctor and see what advice they could give me. She had mentioned that a surgical procedure could take place to rectify their ears. I went away and thought about what she had said and was really not keen on the twins under going surgery at a such a young age. But the thought of their ears doubling over must be so uncomfortable for them when they are sleeping and being breast fed.
So I went to see our lady doctor at our Doctors Surgery. From this day myself and my partner have never looked back. By this time, the twins ears seemed to have become more obvious and that it was just the one ear on each twin. Our Doctor was very supportive and explained why the twins' ears may have developed like this. All of a sudden it all started to make sense. She had said that being so premature as they were growing and still developing their ears were always being positioned in this way when their heads were pressed against me whilst breast feeding and on the womb their heads would have been pressing against each other so the flat head syndrome stemmed from this then obviously when they were sleeping in their Moses baskets their heads automatically turned to the flat side putting more pressure on their ears that were incorrectly developed.
The Doctor mentioned to me about 'EarBuddies' and that she had recommended them to another mum at the surgery and she said they were successful but every case is different. This idea sounded very appealing as no surgical procedure would have to take place. I went away and discussed this procedure of using 'EarBuddies' with my partner and looked at your website to gather information together and to see if I really thought that this was the best thing to do for the twins. We came to a decision to go ahead with 'EarBuddies' for the length of time suggested and see what happens. So I ordered 'EarBuddies' and we started the procedure on February 1st this year. I have to admit I was not sure how the 'EarBuddies' were going to be successful and correct the twins ears but stayed positive and followed the procedure right up until the 4 months were up (as that was their age when we started). All I can say is that you only have to look at the pictures attached to see what a difference they have made.
Both O***** and B****** now have matching ears and in perfect shape. Myself and my partner are thrilled with the results. We never expected such a huge difference. I am so glad that I went to our Doctor when we did or we would never have known about 'EarBuddies'. For the time that they were wearing the 'EarBuddies' I used to feel that people were looking and staring at them as to why they had plasters over their ears but they really were not very noticeable at all. They both now sleep and breast feed without their ears folding over and doesn't seem to bother them at all as they sit correctly in the correct place on the side of their head. I have attached some photos of before and after just so that you can really see what improvement has been achieved.
So finally Thank You so very much for the creation of 'EarBuddies' I would also like to thank a lady that I spoke to on the telephone regarding EarBuddies, she was extremely helpful and explained so many things to me and as a mother I needed reassurance about 'EarBuddies'. Unfortunately I don't have her name but on both occasions that I phoned it was the same lady so thank you for a wonderful service.
Yours Sincerely"
Mrs P.M., Northampton, U.K.

I am pleased to say that this young man has done really well since I saw him shortly after birth. The collapsed left pinna has returned to normal courtesy of David Gault's ear splints. Mum has no concerns about ****'s hearing and his feeding is settling well.
Yours sincerely”

Dr. D.A. - 23rd June 1999

"I am writing to let you know how successful your EarBuddies splints have been with my young son. When H****d was born, I noticed his ear was rather crumpled, but put it down to a difficult delivery. Weeks went by and the ear remained the same and although nobody else, i.e. doctor, midwife or health visitor, mentioned it, I thought the ear not quite right.
I remembered an article I had read in a magazine called 'You and Your Baby', and I took it to show my doctor at my six week check. He referred my son to a plastic surgeon, but said it wouldn't hurt to try the Ear Buddies. I sent off for the pack and started fixing them onto my son's ear when he was seven weeks old.”
I went to see the plastic surgeon when my son was 10 weeks old and the Ear Buddies already seemed to be working. He asked me to come back in two more months so I did. My son was then four and a half months old and his ear was perfect.”
EarBuddies splints used for son's ear that was crumpled

before EarBuddies™ at 7 weeks old

crumpled baby ear fixed with medical device for molding ears

after EarBuddies™ at 4.5 months old

My son is now eighteen months old and his ear has stayed in its new shape. I am very grateful for your help and have informed my doctor and health visitors about EarBuddies so that others can make use of them. I enclose a couple of photos for your information.”
Yours sincerely”

Mrs J, Surrey - 9th September 1997

"Dear Mr Gault, With reference to our consultation with you on 18th August, I enclose a photograph of my son's left ear after wearing the splint for four weeks. As you can see the splint has been a great success."
Mrs L. H., Harrow, U.K., 17th October 1995

 


 

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