Mozart ear

Posted by mozartear @mozartear, Jan 7 8:13am

I realized when I was a kid that my right ear is a bit odd, but only recently did I learn that the famous composer Mozart had an ear deformity that looks extremely similar to my own. I read that this particular deformity was named Mozart Ear and it seems to be extremely rare, so there's not much information on it. I was hoping someone might know if this is the same "condition" that I have. Picture of my own ear along with Mozart's ear provided for reference.

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mozart-ear

Hello @mozartear and welcome to Mayo Connect. You have posted a very interesting question about your ear abnormality.

As I have not heard about this before I did a little research and found an article on the NIH website which you may find interesting, https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/6968802/.

I hope that others who have experienced this will share their thoughts with you. While we wait for other members to post about this, I'm wondering if your hearing is different in the Mozart Ear or if there is any discomfort on that side?

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@hopeful33250

Hello @mozartear and welcome to Mayo Connect. You have posted a very interesting question about your ear abnormality.

As I have not heard about this before I did a little research and found an article on the NIH website which you may find interesting, https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/6968802/.

I hope that others who have experienced this will share their thoughts with you. While we wait for other members to post about this, I'm wondering if your hearing is different in the Mozart Ear or if there is any discomfort on that side?

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Hi thanks for your response! I think my hearing is the same in both ears and there's no discomfort.

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@mozartear-you say you don’t have hearing problems or issues and you’ve had this since you were a kid? I’m just curious as to what made you now just start thinking about this? This would obviously be a cosmetic observation? I would be grateful you have two ears that provide you with proper hearing. There are many cosmetic websites where you can ask plastic surgeons. I’m sure they would be well equipt to respond with knowledge about it. Yet then you probably have them offering plastic surgery.

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@nrd1

@mozartear-you say you don’t have hearing problems or issues and you’ve had this since you were a kid? I’m just curious as to what made you now just start thinking about this? This would obviously be a cosmetic observation? I would be grateful you have two ears that provide you with proper hearing. There are many cosmetic websites where you can ask plastic surgeons. I’m sure they would be well equipt to respond with knowledge about it. Yet then you probably have them offering plastic surgery.

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I'm not considering cosmetic surgery, I was moreso just curious if there was a name for it.

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@mozartear

I'm not considering cosmetic surgery, I was moreso just curious if there was a name for it.

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@mozartear-I understand. I was just saying that if this isn’t a condition in which requires medical therapy/treatment and is more of aesthetic question, that perhaps if you don’t get responses here, that I’m almost positive plastic surgeons would know what this is.

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@mozartear

I'm not considering cosmetic surgery, I was moreso just curious if there was a name for it.

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@mozartear Welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect, a place to give and get support.

Below I have linked an article an article related to Mozart Ear.
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/21587051/

May I ask if you have met anyone else with Mozart Ear?

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