“Throughout history and right up until maybe the 1950s, hearing people believed deafness to be so terrible it had to be "cured" in any way imaginable, even if the cure risked bodily harm.”1 To read this is sad, the way that the hearing people use to look at the deaf and the sad thing is some people still look at them as handicap. To know that the hearing parents or hearing people in general would try to heal their children, friends, siblings and...etc and be willing for possible harm to their physical body so they can hear, is outrages.
Here are few mythologies that the parents or people in general would try to do to heal the Deaf, “Stick a twig in the ear and keep it there all day and night until the deafness is cured...Climb up very, very high then suddenly jump down. The sharp fall will restore the hearing...Let yourself be hypnotized; when you come out of it, you will hear again...Use any of a number of drugs or herbs to restore hearing...Cell salts and mineral products for treating deafness.”2
Take a look at the story of a man who wanted to destroy the Deaf. “Bell feared that somewhere along the line as generation after generation of deaf families intermarried, there would gradually come to be a pure deaf breed of people.”3 This scared Alexander Graham Bell that the deaf were marrying each other. Bell, “Believed deafness was a plague which should be completely wiped off the face of the earth.”4 He had two ideas to do this, “Close all residential schools and place deaf kids in public schools with hearing kids...(Second). Legally forbid deaf persons from marrying each other. Or, have Congress pass a law making it illegal for deaf to marry at all.”5 This was one of Ben 's mythology to what he thought would be the ...
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...quest to find a cure.”12 As they continue to go to doctor nothing was working, The cure they were trying to find for their deaf child was not found. Though the cure for the parents was found. Check out what one of the doctors said to them, “My advice is for you to stop taking him (son) from doctor to doctor and realize that God has a plan for his life.”13 This change the parents view and many amazing thing would happen from here on, “Ultimately, our son 's deafness became a catalyst for launching a new church that touched the lives of many who were dealing with the pain of deafness.”14 What the parents though was bad, was not so bad after all.
The hearing world looks at deafness as a bad thing when in reality it is not so bad after all. Just as God has a plan for every hearing person, so He has a plan for every Deaf person here on earth.
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