Why do people have ear hair?

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Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)

The hair you have in your ears only comes to life as you age. As one of the pleasures of growing older, this hair protects you from insects that find the ear canal interesting. Also, like sheep, you recruit dormant follicles so you can grow more hair to keep yourself warm in the winter.

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