Novelty stuff: “I must be getting older, my ears are geting longer” Do your ears get bigger with age or is gravity taking over?Friday, March 20th, 2009
So the million dollar question, do our ears get larger with age.
Ever notice grandma’s or grandpa’s ear, do they seem quite long, is it a case of gravity taking over or do they increase in size with age?
In 1990, Drs L Pelz and B Stein from Medical Branch of the University of Rostock in Germany measured the ears of 1,271 children and adolescents. They report in Padiatrie und Grenzgebiete that ear length increases “steadily and annually”, but ear width remains the same.
Dr James Heathcote, a general practitioner from Kent in the UK, along with four colleagues, studied 206 patients with the mean age of 53. Dr Heathcote concluded in the 23 December 1995 British Medical Journal, that “as we get older our ears get bigger (on average by 0.22mm a year)”.
So start measuring today and re check every 10 years:)))