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Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesBooks & Authors · 1 month ago

How to become permanently deaf?

It s for a story I m writing, not for me. The main character is trapped by a person who can command anyone, unless they can t hear. So they want to make themselves deaf to escape.

How could they do this? This person is really desperate, so the side effects won t necessarily matter as long as it makes them deaf and they survive.

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  • Huh?
    Lv 7
    1 month ago
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    You could pierce your eardrums with a sharp object of some sort.  This could be repaired surgically as long as you don't mash up your inner ear in the process.

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  • 1 month ago

    Deafness and hearing loss have many causes and can occur at any age. People ... used to treat high blood pressure may all permanently damage the inner ear.

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  • 1 month ago

    Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Dont do that you will regret it

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  • Tina
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Why does s/he need to be permanently deaf if s/he wants to *escape*? Once she's far enough away then s/he won't need to be deaf any more.

    All you need is something to stop their ears temporarily - try the balls of wax that Odysseus used to seal his ears when he passed the sirens.

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  • 1 month ago

    Why don't you do a research on deafness and find out the numerous causes and you'll have your answer. That's what writers do. A lot of research.

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  • 1 month ago

    The main character should wrap his or her head in several layers of thick bathroom towels, held in place with several rolls of masking tape. This should effectively mask any sounds from the outside. Obviously, he/she won't be able to see, or breathe, but at least they won't respond to the bad guys' commands.

    Better still, have everyone wrap themselves like that, at the very start of the story. They should all stop breathing by the end of the second paragraph and save your audience from having to read it.

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  • Andrew
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Build up an immunity to taking orders by getting married. After a few years you'll be impervious to commands. "Andy! Put your socks in the hamper! Use a bottle stand! Be home by 2!" In one ear and out the other. 

  • Liz
    Lv 5
    1 month ago

    Wow, you're really ambitious. Anything to do with sight and sound is always difficult. You should probably research deaf mutes. For example, Rob Lowe played a deaf mute in Stephen King's The Stand. You might get some insight on his techniques.

    Go, Ari! Wishing you the best!

    • Lib.rare.ian
      Lv 7
      1 month agoReport

      Really...simply Deaf. Mutism isn't called for in this scenario.   Most Deaf people are not mute. Being deaf and mute is extremely rare. I suppose that's why Stephen King finds it so frightening.

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  • 1 month ago

    Insert a metal "pick" and break the bones of the middle ear on both sides.

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