Prominent ears

Prominent ears

What are prominent ears?

While there is no universally agreed definition for prominent ears, there is general agreement that ears appear increasingly prominent when the outer rim of the ear protrudes away from the side of the head by more than 20mm. Prominent ears can have a profound psychological impact on a person’s life. Insecurities about their appearance, teasing or bullying can lead to a loss of confidence and psychological distress especially in children.