An ear is an organ for hearing. Animals’ ears are found in period armory, e.g., as the crest of Wedenou or Weidenau, 1394 [Gelre 88]. This form of ear is blazoned in various texts either as “asses’ ears” or as “hare’s (or rabbit’s) ears”; when attached to a bit of scalp, they may be termed, e.g., a “rabbit’s massacre”. Society armory also has a single example of human ears. In all cases, the type of animal to which the ear belonged should be blazoned.
Simon of Gardengate House bears: Gules, a comet palewise inverted and on a chief argent three human ears gules.
Zafira bint Zahira bears: Gules estencelly Or, a rabbit’s massacre argent within a bordure lozengy argent and sable.