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Understanding ear related symptoms and features.
Symptoms may affect multiple parts of the body. Understanding which part of the body a symptom affects, can help us to better understand the potential underlying causes of a symptom, including a rare disease or genetic syndrome.
The ear is a part of the auditory system of the body. The auditory system includes the ear itself and its parts: the inner, middle and outer ear.
Symptoms affecting the ears may be congenital, present at birth, or they may develop later in life. Sometimes surgery may be an option to correct them.
Symptoms relating to the ears may affect their structure and function including their ability to hear, other times they may simply affect the shape or appearance of the ear without any impact on hearing.
What are Low-set ears?
They are defined as ears set lower down the head than normal. When the outer rim of the ear meets the cranium (skull) at a point below that of both of the inside corners of the eyes (inner canthi). This symptom may be obvious in some individuals, and in others require more precise measuring.
What should I do next?
In some instances low-set ears may be one of the features of a rare disease or genetic syndrome. In this case fast, targeted genetic analysis can give you a more accurate diagnosis.
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