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Why do ears grow as you get older?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
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.

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A 44-year-old member asked:

Do your ears continue to grow or enlarge as you get older?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Yes: German studies demonstrated after the age of about age 10 there is fairly linear growth of the external ear throughout life.
A 42-year-old member asked:

Could you tell me what happens to inside our ears as we get older?

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Dr. Harold Kim
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 29 years experience
Degeneration: The "hairs" of our hair cells within our inner ear become stiffer. They also become fewer in number producing presbycusis, or hearing loss of senility. This manifests as high frequency hearing loss that progresses.

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