Listen here, says professor with an ear on his arm

A WESTERN Australian artist is growing an ear on his arm and hopes the world will listen in.

The Curtin University art professor, known as Stelarc, wants to attach an internet-connected microphone to the ear and broadcast what it picks up.

He conceived the idea in 1996, but it took another decade to find a medical team willing to take on the project.

A scaffold was inserted underneath the skin and after some initial necrosis, it began to integrate with his left forearm, where it is clearly visible today.