Patient Stories Ear Prosthetics

Young woman wearing her new ear prosthesis with her favorite earring in the earlobe

Gloria G – Arizona

I went in knowing nothing about the process of getting a prosthetic but Maddie explained every detail, showed me why an how she did her magic. This prosthetic ear is the best I could have asked for!

Anaplastologist Maddie Singer is available to provide ear prostheses for Medical Art Prosthetics clients in Los Angeles, California and in Paramus, New Jersey.

Young African American male wearing ear prosthesis in sunlight

Alvin B. Texas

On February 15, 2004, I was in an automobile with my cousin. I was the passenger and had fallen asleep at the time the driver lost control of the vehicle. The accident happened in East Texas where I had been attending two funerals on the day before. I was thrown out of the vehicle through some small trees and one of the limbs snatched my right ear off.

Man wearing his slipover ear prosthesis over his bulky rib cartilage ear reconstruction

Buzz B. – South Carolina

I just wanted to let you know that my first week with the ear prosthetic has been wonderful! The fit and look is flawless! My morning routine only takes a few minutes, But the real positive result is in the freedom it gives me, I no longer have to be concerned about where I sit in a restaurant, I no longer worry about first impressions meeting new friends and clients.

Testimonials Ear Prosthetics

Billy; Our Microtia Patient from Pennsylvania

“We are very happy with Billy’s new ear. Friends and family couldn’t believe how it matches his right ear perfectly. We see a confidence in Billy that we have never seen before. People do not stare anymore. This means the world to us. Billy says that he is very happy. Thanks for all you have done.â€

Mother of Billy, Pennsylvania

William previously wore an adhesive retained ear prosthesis from another type of prosthetics company. His new craniofacial surgeon, Dr. Matt Conquest, contacted anaplastologist Greg Gion for guidance in ordering and placing the implant fixtures in Pennsylvannia. This was another interstate surgical-prosthetic collaboration between anaplastologist, implant surgeon, and craniofacial implant company field representative.

Images of young man with osseointegrated abutments and with his magnetic ear in place
A bar splint on osseointegrated implants and the prosthesis secured in place with clip attachments

“Mason has really warmed to his prosthesis. He now asks to wear his prosthesis at all times†Steven W. (Illinois)

Mason was 6 years old when he first received his bar/clip-retained ear prosthesis from Medical Art Prosthetics in conjunction with Sam Marzo, MD of Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, Illinois.

Gabriel; Our Florida Client with Slipover Ear Prosthesis

“Hi Mr. Gion- …Just wanted to let you know I received the new ear (you sent) last Tuesday. Looks great, fits and blends well. Can’t remember the last time I went a whole day without having to re-adjustJ Thanks for your great work.â€

Gabriel B.

Gabriel has developed a sense of confidence in the materials, techniques and predictable auricular prosthetics services developed by Medical Art Prosthetics. 

Close-up photo of young man wearing his silicone ear prosthesis over his grade 2 microtia with imperceptible margins
Images of young woman withot her ear prosthesis showing her abutments, one showing her prosthesis, and a photo of her smiling with the ear atteached fromfront and the side view.

“I’m sorry I haven’t sent pictures of Georgia’s beautiful ear! She left for college just a couple of weeks after we saw you in San Jose….And said she’s happy to be on your website, the ear communities’ or any publication you see fit or helpful to others. If we/she needs to sign a waiver please let us know.

It’s been a huge gift to be free of worry around complications or struggles with her ear. I cannot express our gratitude.  Honest.

Thanks so much Greg.â€

Julie (Mother of Georgia)

A close up of an ear with a no sign on it

Georgia’s previous prosthesis, autologous failure

Chris, Auricular Patient from Ohio

“It’s so nice to know the clips won’t be breaking anymore. I am so very happy with itâ€.

Chris K.

Chris had previously struggled to accept the poor durability and aesthetic result of her bar/clip-retained prosthesis provided elsewhere.

images of a poor ear prosthesis and our new bar clip retained ear prosthesis replacement
images of an older microtia customer with obsolete prostheses and our new replacement ear prosthesis in place

“I have received many favorable comments on the appearance of my new ear prosthesis! You did a great job! I may contact you next Spring to make another one†Lynn B. (Illinois)

Lynn received an adhesive-retained advanced silicone prosthesis from Medical Art Prosthetics to replace unsatisfactory versions he had received elsewhere for years.

Henry; Our Auricular Prosthesis Client Using Maximagnet Retention

“Dear Greg, I just wanted to add a personal ‘thank you’ to all the good you do for me. Notwithstanding the billing you deserve for taking care of me (and presumably all your other patients) the very personal & concerned manner in which you treat me every time we’ve met is invaluable. There is a HUGE psychological component to all this. Having an ear that fits seamlessly and painlessly (and therefore that I can pretend is my own ear) is very precious to me. Thank you.”


Henry wears an implant-retained ear prosthesis with fixtures placed by Sam Marzo, M.D. near Chicago, Illinois.

images of a male wearing a magnet-retained prosthetic ear with longer hair to conceal margins.
Images of a young man with short hair style wearing a magnet retained ear prosthesis from the front, back, and side veiws

“People are amazed at the work you have done, and unless someone knows I had lost my ear they would never be able to tell. Even those that do know I have a prosthetic ear cannot tell which one is realâ€.

Michael H. (Wisconsin)

Mike, from Western Wisconsin, wears a magnetic implant-retained auricular prosthesis created through a collaboration between Medical Art Prosthetics and his own surgeon, Timothy King, MD an otolaryngologist based in Dubuque, Iowa. Mike also received an extra ear prosthesis tinted darker to match his summer tan.

Buzz, “Slip-over” design Auricular Patient

“I just wanted to let you know that my first week with the ear prosthetic has been wonderful! The fit and look is flawless! My morning routine only takes a few minutes, But the real positive result is in the freedom it gives me, I no longer have to be concerned about where I sit in a restaurant, I no longer worry about first impressions meeting new friends and clients.

Working with you was such a pleasure, I felt a real sense of collaboration, you are a true artist, and a most appreciated perfectionist. Please feel free to give anyone my email if they have any questions.”


Buzz returned from South Carolina after a full 5 years for a retinting of his prosthesis and a duplicate prosthesis; A testament to the durability and designs of our prostheses.

A man with glasses and no shirt is wearing an ear prosthesis.
A picture of an ear with different parts.

“Thx Greg- [I am] very happy I made the trip (from PA). It was well worth it. [There are] no problems with the fit and the color adjusted perfectly. You do amazing work!†Anthony T. (Pennsylvania)

Anthony previously received his ear prostheses from a prosthetics company no longer offering facial prosthetics.

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