The Microtia and Atresia Program at Texas Children’s Hospital has been caring for children with deformities of the inner and outer ear since 2008. In addition to best-in-class repair and reconstruction services, we offer a multidisciplinary team approach where we work closely with patients and their families to create personalized, comprehensive treatment plans.

A team of surgeons, audiologists, therapists and patient care coordinators provide the following diagnostic and assessment services:

  • Medical evaluation of patients with microtia and aural atresia
  • Behavioral audiograms
  • Natural sleep and sedated auditory brainstem response (ABR) tests
  • Hearing aid consultations
  • Fitting and programming of bone conduction devices and conventional hearing aids
  • Consultations with other medical and surgical specialties as needed
  • Onsite radiology and laboratory services
  • Discussion of an individualized plan of care for each patient
  • Dedicated coordinator to facilitate follow-up tests and appointments

Our otolaryngologists (ENTs) and plastic surgeons work hand-in-hand to provide highly specialized surgical solutions for microtia patients, including:

  • Microtia reconstruction
  • Aural atresia repair
  • Bone conduction device implantation
  • Otoplasty for protruding ears and other deformities
  • Ear splinting (molding)