While I was searching online for a cure for my Tinnitus I came across these crazy cures for Deafness and thought they were hilarious.
* Stick a twig in the ear and keep it there all day and night until the deafness is cured. (No but bump it & you'll be Deaf for sure)
* Heat your urine using two dishes, and use the water that boils off, in the ear. The water in the ear will stop the deafness. (Ewww)
* Climb up very, very high then suddenly jump down. The sharp fall will restore the hearing. (You probably won't mind the deafness after all your bones are broken)
* Take opium. The drug will cure deafness. (or be too high to care)
* Use Mercury drops or pills to cure deafness. (Sure, wait a while & you won't be deaf 'cuz you'll be dead from poisoning)
* Electricity therapy, send electrical currents into the ears. (Akin to electroshock therapy?)
There were a bunch more but they're in the "cure everything" category, such as bloodletting & fasting.
I'm so glad not to be living in those times.
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I have been Deaf & legally Blind since birth. I've been married to my hearing Husband for 15 years and we have 2 hearing children, a boy 14, and a girl 12.