A man traveled all the way from Australia to the Calm Body Modification studio in Stockholm, purely to get the inside of his ears cut out.
According to the studio’s social media, the procedure is called a ‘conch removal’ which involves taking out the ‘concha’ – the middle bit of the outer ear. It’s also known as the auricle or the pinna.
The owner of the studio, Chai Maibert, addressed that it would affect his hearing.
It might impair your ability to hear the direction of sound for the first week or two until your mind has adjusted to your new ears. Hearing from behind will in fact improve.
Our ears doesn’t ‘catch’ sound as it did eons of years ago when our ears were bigger hence why we have to create a bigger ‘ear’ by cupping our hand around our ear to hear better.
On the other hand, an audiologist, Sar Gilani wrote,
As an audiologist this is really making my eyes bleed. The whole post, picture, everything. Please for the love of your own ears and hearing, do not get this procedure done thinking it won’t make a difference to your hearing.
Please use your brain with common sense before getting such procedures done. Please.