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why do old people all have long, big ears?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Ears keep growing: German studies demonstrated after the very rapid growth that occurs until about age 10 there is fairly linear growth of the external ear throughout life. In all parameters studied, female ears showed less increase in post adult growth than male ears.

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A 31-year-old member asked:

Why do old people seem to have huge ears?

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Dr. Louis Reznick
Family Medicine 51 years experience
Age effects the skin: Skin becomes more elastcic . Stretchable, & wrinkles, all of which, makes these organs look larger.
A 48-year-old member asked:

Why do old people commonly have huge ears?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Continued growth: German studies demonstrated afterabout age 10 there is fairly linear growth of the external ear throughout life.

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