NEW: 3D SuPor® Ear

The 3D SuPor® Ear enables the creation of a realistic 3-dimensional ear that reflects the patient’s own anatomy. This extraordinary procedure was developed in 2018 in a joint project...


Our ears don’t simply allow us to hear. Our ears don’t simply allow us to hear. Therefore malformations and defects of the external and middle ear are often immediately visible. In addition, the sense of hearing can be severely impaired. Fortunately such malformations are very rare. That is the reason why ear reconstruction and restoring the sense of hearing are extremely challenging. On this website you can learn about the different methods of treatment available and about me and my work.

Picture Gallery

See from the examples the extent to which the natural aesthetics of the ear can be restored through different methods. This will give you an exciting insight into my work.

Microtia and Atresia

Visible ear malformations are categorised as “Microtia”. Malformations can affect parts of the ear or the whole external ear. The term “Atresia” describes malformations of the ear canal and the middle ear. The ear canal can be narrower than it should be or completed closed. As a result, sounds, speech and music are unable to reach the inner ear and hearing is impaired.

Patient stories

“I was born without ears and with closed ear canals. Today, two years after the operations, I feel like a normal person. I play handball and go to mainstream school. Thank you!”

Hearing Rehabilitation

Children with impaired hearing need early intervention to restore it. From birth, so-called bone conduction hearing aids, which are attached or glued to a headband, are worn as a temporary solution. From the 2nd to 4th year of life, definitive hearing rehabilitation is possible. A variety of technical hearing aids are available for this purpose, for example active bone conduction implants and active middle ear implants. “Active” means that the implant is powered by battery, for example. Reconstruction of the auditory canal is also possible in certain cases.

Ear Reconstruction

When a patient makes the decision to have plastic reconstructive surgery of the external ear, there are three different methods for doing this: The auricle can be reconstructed with an individual 3D polyethylene implant or from the patient’s own rib cartilage. In addition to this, synthetic ears made of silicon, called prostheses, are available.

Dr. med. Henning Frenzel

I am an Ear, Nose and Throat specialist as well as a specialist in facial plastic surgery. Thanks to my training in these two areas I can combine the functional restoration of hearing with plastic reconstructive surgery when treating patients.

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