Dr Dumbo Orrechia of the Oxford Elderly Ear Institute has vigorously disputed the widespread scientific and popular belief that old ears are ears of great size.
For centuries now common and uncommon persons have fervently held the belief that aging ears grow disproportionately larger than the aged head.
Dr Orrechia of the OEEI has attempted to disprove the Big Ear Legend with comparative photographs of ear prints left on pillows for the last hundred years. Dumbo Orrechia contends that youth causes a dwarfing of the ears and a kind of gigantism of the cranium:
"Over the years the proper ear size in ratio to the appropriate head dimensions restores a balance to the human physignomony. The elderly homo sapiens can accurately say to his juveniles- the better to hear you with, my dears!"