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why do ears grow as you get older?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Ask God: That is just how the human body is designed. The ears grow pretty rapidly until age 8 to 10 years old. German studies demonstrated after the about age 10 there is fairly linear growth of the external ear throughout life.
Answered on Mar 26, 2013

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