2. Affected Ears
The ears are affected in some way or another in the majority of TCS cases, although it can be said that they’re affected in different varying degrees depending on the severity of the overall condition, which can also affect just how prevalent the other symptoms of the condition might be. Usually, TCS manifests in a deformity of the outer ear, and deformities of the inner ear and ear canal are generally not considered to be part of a TCS diagnosis.
Still, the outer ear deformities associated with TCS can still lead to mild hearing loss, and it can manifest in slight deformation of the outer ear to an outer ear that has not developed at all.
Sometimes reconstructive surgery can be recommended, but it is not guaranteed this will have any effect on improving the hearing for the long-term. Sometimes a hearing aid can be used to restore partial hearing.