"Bodyhacker" implants magnetic speakers in his ears

Bodyhacker Rich Lee demonstrates the use of magnetic speakers embedded in the ears.
Bodyhacker Rich Lee demonstrates the use of magnetic speakers embedded in the ears.

A US 'bodyhacker' has implanted tiny magnets in his ears that act as "invisible headphones" and allow him to listen to music at anytime.

Nevada man Rich Lee is a 'bodyhacker' or 'grinder', a person who experiments with body modification.

Mr Lee had magnets implanted in cartilage just outside his ear, and explained the unusual procedure in H+ magazine. The implants were done by American body modification artist Steve Haworth, who also performs ear-reshaping, tounge splitting and implanting "metal mohawks".

To make the magnets pick up music, Mr Lee wears a coil around his neck, which is plugged into his phone. He also has a magnet implanted into his finger, and says that when he puts his finger in his ear he can now hear music coming from his finger.


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