All's well that ends swell

When 30-year-old Terence Chan looked in the mirror one day, he noticed that part of his left ear was strangely swollen. He did not remember injuring it during his regular karate sessions or on any other occasion.

Tuesday, 17 January, 2012, 12:00am


Nixon - The Socket (HK$290)

4 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Sound bites

Your work My Heart Was Touched Last Year (2007), now on show at the Mobile Art exhibition, is a black and white video, the medium you employed for The Seven Intellectuals in Bamboo Forest epic. Do you prefer film over photography, for which you are also known?

Mainland artist Yang Fudong:

30 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

FYI: Do bugs really crawl into people's ears? How can you get them out?

A large part of the widely shared phobia of creepy-crawlies has to do with them turning up in unsuspected places, such as shoes or plates of food.

30 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

A young boy with a big dream

'A small village on the west coast of Korea, mid to late twelfth century.' There you have it, straight to the point. Linda Sue Park begins A Single Shard with no wasted words because she wants to take her readers immediately to the setting and the time frame of the story she has to tell.

3 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Ear say

Every time I see someone listening to an iPod with its original white earphones, I can't help thinking, 'That's someone in serious need of an upgrade.'

30 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

ear say

Every time I see someone listening to an iPod with its original white earphones, I can't help thinking, 'That's someone in serious need of an upgrade.' You're just not getting the full sound your iPod is capable of when using cheap headphones.

29 Apr 2007 - 12:00am



Use these words to complete the sentences: vibrations, cochlea, connecting, vibrate, waves

1. The outer ear collects sound _____________________ which travel down the auditory canal and _____________________ the eardrum.

1 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Lobo loco

I remember the first man I had a crush on like I remember getting my ears pierced. It was thrilling, but painful - and wound up being more high maintenance than I expected.

29 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Book stands learning theory on its ear

Anyone can learn a new language - at any age - once they rediscover their natural ability, according to a new book by a Hong Kong leadership coach.

25 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Waxing lyrical

According to the latest edition of Nature Genetics, a team of Japanese researchers has discovered in ear wax the smallest form of genetic difference, known as a single nucleotide polymorphism.

They have shown that just one tiny change in DNA can lead to a change in how the body works and how we look.

20 Feb 2006 - 12:00am

Not worth the candle, reckons quackwatch

Not everyone thinks ear candling is a good idea. Quackwatch - a watchdog website set up by Stephen Barrett, a doctor in the US, to monitor health frauds - says that, because wax is sticky, the negative pressure needed to pull wax from the ear canal would have to be so powerful that it would rupture the eardrum in the process.

26 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

Red Ear & Paradise Series

Zhang Linhai's paintings stem from his early years in the Hebei countryside and a severe childhood illness. Opens tomorrow. Mon-Sat, 10.30am-6.30pm. Schoeni Art Gallery, 21-31 Old Bailey St, Central. Inquiries: 2869 8802. Ends Apr 21

14 Apr 2004 - 12:00am

Ear-snip client wins payout

The New Idol Hair Studio in Shek Yum, New Territories, lost a Small Claims Tribunal case brought by Ho Chi-hung, 33, who claimed one of its stylists had cut off a small piece of his ear during a haircut. Adjudicator Pang Chung-ping ordered the salon to pay Mr Ho $10,425 compensation.

22 Sep 2001 - 12:00am

Structure and functions of ear

Our ear helps us to hear and to keep our balance. Each ear has three parts: the outer ear, middle ear and inner ear.

The outer ear comprises the pinna (external ear flap) and auditory canal. The pinna collects sound waves and directs them through the external auditory canal towards the eardrum which is a thin 'skin' across the entrance of the middle ear.

26 Apr 2001 - 12:00am