Why do aging males tend to develop hairy ears while aging females don't?

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  1. bethperry profile image92
    bethperryposted 4 years ago

    Why do aging males tend to develop hairy ears while aging females don't?

    My granddaddy and father-in-law both developed rather hairy ears as they aged, and I have heard other people say this is common in elderly men. But I've not really seen it in aging women. What causes this kind of hair growth in males?

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    swilliamsposted 4 years ago

    Oh my... Did you take this picture Beth? How did you manage to get so close? Did he notice that you were taking a picture of his hairy eardrum? Or did you sneak up on him?

    1. bethperry profile image92
      bethperryposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      A friend forwarded it to me; I believe it is either his granddad or uncle. Not sure which!

  3. The Examiner-1 profile image73
    The Examiner-1posted 4 years ago

    Probably for the same reason that males grow beards, mustaches, etc. - and women do not.

    1. bethperry profile image92
      bethperryposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      As Nature is often not so easily understood, you are probably right!

    2. The Examiner-1 profile image73
      The Examiner-1posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you Beth.

  4. parrster profile image80
    parrsterposted 4 years ago

    Only happens to men who get nagged a lot. Perpetual nagging triggers a male latent ear hair gene designed to muffle the threatening noise
    smile

    1. bethperry profile image92
      bethperryposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      parrster! shame, shame smile

  5. IDONO profile image81
    IDONOposted 4 years ago

    Since it is a known fact that women talk about 3 times more than men, I think God gave men ear hair to filter out all the jibberish after many years of marriage. I know some men that actually braid it because their wives discovered cell phones.

    1. bethperry profile image92
      bethperryposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      IDONO, shame, shame! lol

    2. IDONO profile image81
      IDONOposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Couldn't help myself. Sorry.

  6. Anti-Valentine profile image95
    Anti-Valentineposted 4 years ago

    Reminds me of a quote: "Baldness is God's way of reminding you that you're human. He takes the hair from your head and sticks it in your ears."

    So if they are thinning on top, that explains it.

    1. bethperry profile image92
      bethperryposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      That's cute!

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    Dave36posted 4 years ago

    They studied this & found it was actually evolution in action, & men we're evolving natural ear plugs to lesson their wife's moaning etc....I bet your Grand dad & Father in law both couldn't get a word in, & so the ear growth took over as a defense mechanism!lol

    1. bethperry profile image92
      bethperryposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Maybe my FIL sometimes, but my Grandad had no problem there at all. Grandmother was a very soft-spoken and rather quiet lady.

 
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