In 1560 A.D., Johannes Arcularius advised an extremely peculiar treatment for removing a Foreign body from the ear. The head of a lizard was cutoff, placed in the ear canal and be allowed to remain therefore 3-4 hrs. Finally when the head is removed, the foreign body is usually found in the mouth of the severed lizard.
In 1640, Marcus Baze first attempted to replace the Tympanic membrane artificially by placing an Ivory rod in the ear, the end of which was covered by a pig bladder.
In 1960, Johann Hartmann described a procedure for detecting wax in the ear. He placed a silver tube in the ear and blew through it. If the patient felt the breath cold, the deafness was not due to impacted wax.
(It has always been a convention when you talk of history to start from the stone age. But please be very clear in your mind that we do not practice any of these procedures in our clinic