ANTHROPOMETRIC VARIATION OF EXTERNAL EAR AND ITS CORRELATION WITH AGE
Objective: This study was purposed to anthropological variations of external ear in different sexes, and associative changes in male and female external ears according to their height and age. Material and Methods: All possible dimensions of the external ear of 300 people (211 males and 89 females, aged 18 and above, were measured in accordance with standard anthropometric measurement procedures. A total of 7 dimensions i.e. Total Ear Length, Total Ear Width, Lobular Length, and Lobular Width were measured. Result: Among all the parameters, Height shows correlation with Total Ear length of only left side, & Total Ear Width, & Lobular Width of the both sides. Above 3 parameters also shows correlation with age. In Females, Height shows correlation with Total Ear Width of both sides. Lobular Width also shows variation with Total Ear Width of both sides. In Males, Height varies with Total Ear length of Right side, Total Ear width of both sides, & Lobular width of both sides. Conclusion: As a result, the data presented, Total Ear Width is the parameter is the most significant parameter showing variation with Height, Age &Sex, just like  stated. It also shows that the parameters of both ear is not similar to each other, therefore we need to measure the parameters of both ears separately for preparing the database.
Anthropometry, External Ear, Morphometry.