May I tell you a terrible, yet funny story?
So, this guy I knew when I lived in another state had plugs in his ears. He knew a guy that had really really big ones (I don’t know the size, sorry), and had spent quite a long time getting them that way, and was pretty proud of them.
This guy was in a terrible car accident one day. When he woke up, the ER doctors had sewn his earholes shut. See, there were all these lacerations, and there was a bunch of blood, and the impact had forced the plugs out of his ears … and they just didn’t know.
I think the big ear thingies are sort of silly, and I’d never do it myself, but I did feel bad for the guy. For the record, I think the doctors felt bad, too.