department of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery

Aural Atresia and Microtia Center

Paul Lambert, M.D.
Paul R. Lambert, M.D
Medical Director
Aural Atresia and Microtia Center

Severe deformity of the external ear (microtia) with absence of an ear canal and tympanic membrane (aural atresia) ocurrs in one in 10,000 - 20,000 births. As in many areas of otolaryngology, a multidisciplinary approach is necessary to optimize patient care. For this reason, the department has assembled an experienced team of individuals to manage this challenging problem. The center is directed by Dr. Paul Lambert.

Services offered include:

  • Auricular reconstruction
  • Prosthetic ear construction
  • Reconstruction of the ear canal, tympanic membrane and ossibular chain
  • Hearing assessment
  • Hearing aids, including bone anchored (BAHA)
  • Genetic evaluation and counseling


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