Words byÃ‚Â Elise SolÃƒÂ©.Ã‚Â
A famous body modification artist cut out a clientÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s inner ear in Ã¢â‚¬Å“conch removalÃ¢â‚¬Â surgery, for aesthetics.
SonchaiÃ‚Â Maiber ofÃ‚Â Calm Body Modification in Stockholm, Sweden said on Facebook Friday that he was Ã¢â‚¬Å“truly humbledÃ¢â‚¬Â to work on client Charles V. Bentley who traveled from Australia to have the procedure.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“To get some facts straight note that this procedure doesnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t make you deaf,Ã¢â‚¬Â wrote MaiberÃ‚Â under two photos of BentleyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s modified ears.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“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.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Our ears donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t Ã¢â‚¬ËœcatchÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ sound as it did eons of years ago when our ears were bigger hence why we have to create a bigger Ã¢â‚¬ËœearÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ by cupping our hand around our ear to hear better.Ã¢â‚¬ÂÃ‚Â
Maiber was not immediately available for comment when asked by Yahoo. His photo with 6.4 reactions, 34K comments, and 15K shares resulted in memes and puns.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Unfortunately, that is ear-reversable,Ã¢â‚¬Â joked someone.Ã‚Â
But professionals challengedÃ‚Â MaiberÃ¢â‚¬â„¢sÃ‚Â physiological claims.Ã‚Â
- Ã¢â‚¬Å“Just as a concerned audiologistÃ¢â‚¬Â¦Ã¢â‚¬Â¦..literally every comment of yours regarding his hearing is WRONG. All of it. Completely incorrect.Ã¢â‚¬Â
- Ã¢â‚¬Å“I have been a nurse almost 30 years so I have a lot to say about this but I am gonna leave it at those are the most amazingly perfect sutures that I have EVER seen. You should take up quilting or black market liver sales.Ã¢â‚¬Â
- Ã¢â‚¬Å“Audiologist here.Ã‚Â You may hear better from behind but you will have far more difficulty knowing whether a sound is in fact behind or in front of you. Plus a bunch of other stuff you said is wrong but thatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s a big oneÃ¢â‚¬Â¦Ã¢â‚¬Â
Toronto audiologistÃ‚Â Maryam Ghaderi toldÃ‚Â CTVNews.ca, Ã¢â‚¬Å“If you have that part missing, I would guess a bit of your hearing would be affectedÃ¢â‚¬â€probably your sense of localising sound. To say how much in terms of a percentage of hearing loss is hard to say.Ã¢â‚¬Â
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