• Question: Why do people grow hair in the ears?

    Asked by 783bmay33 to Peter, Jonathan, Grace, Doris, David, Ann on 4 Jun 2019.
    • Photo: David Kirongo

      David Kirongo answered on 4 Jun 2019:

      Ear hair works together with your body’s natural ear wax to form a protective barrier. Just like nose hair, it helps to prevent germs, bacteria, and debris from getting inside your inner ear and causing potential damage.

    • Photo: Grace Kago

      Grace Kago answered on 6 Jun 2019:

      I think that there are a couple of reasons: Hair grows in the ears to help regulate temperature, other times to provide protection to the ear.